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Jay Blanchard

Wealth Manager

Jay Blanchard is a Financial Representative with Peak Brokerage Services, LLC. Located in Williamsville, New York.

Raised in Elma, Jay graduated from Iroquois High School. He then attended Ohio State University where he received a BA in Aviation.

Upon graduation Jay was commissioned in the United States Air Force as a Space Operations Officer. Jays career operating space & terrestrial based spy resources took him on assignments worldwide. In 1990 at the rank of Captain, Jay had his last Air Force assignment at Peterson AFB Colorado. Jay’s final duty put him in charge of a $42 million radar contract acquisition. Which is when he developed an acute interest in finance.

In 1992 Jay separated from the Air Force and started several businesses which included a consulting business. His franchise operation earned highest per capita sales 2 years in a row and Jay was promoted to western regional manager of operations. Jay sold his equity position in his franchise in 1998 and turned his attention to the Financial Services industry. He was then offered a position at Texas Planning Associates – an estate-planning firm in Houston Texas.

"I didn’t want to work for an Insurance or Investment Company. I wanted to work for the client. Going with Peak Brokerage Services, an independent broker dealer has allowed me to position myself so I can pick the appropriate services for my clients. Now I have the advantage of picking good investments from the entire investment and insurance universe so that I can give my clients a good lineup of players. I feel good about being able to bring ultimate solutions to the families and businesses that I represent."

From Texas, Jay returned home to accept a position at The Compass Group – New England Financial where he was quickly promoted to General Manager of Sales & Development. His duties included supervising sales of over 70 agents and directing the Strategic Alliance Department. Jay worked with agents in forming synergistic relationships with accountants, attorneys, property & casualty agents, and payroll companies.

Jay’s practice allows him to work with an array of people. His areas of focus include families, small business, agri-business, and estate issues.

Jay has brought leadership, systems, and organizational experience to The Financial Guys. He uses those skill sets by performing many roles at the firm. Jay is the administrator of The Financial Guys client management system and website. As well as the director of the insurance department. Furthermore, he is responsible for booking guests for the radio show and helping with marketing initiatives.

Jay helps other professionals build Strategic Alliances in which he sets up and coordinates sophisticated coalitions to include; accountants, tax preparers, property and casualty agencies, attorneys, mortgage brokers, banks and realtors.

In his free time, Jay enjoys the outdoors. He likes to run, train sporting breed dogs, shoot archery, run a gentlemen’s farm, and go camping with his family.

Jay is married to the former Noreen Donohue a native of Marilla. They have two children Isabelle and Gabriel and reside in Darien Center, NY.

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