Jay Larsen: President & Founder, Idaho Technology Council
Larsen is founder and CEO/President of the Idaho Technology Council, a private sector organization focused on developing the innovative ecosystem in Idaho and the region. Larsen is a native Idahoan who graduated from Boise High School.
Larsen spent 20 years of his career in the telecommunication industry, where he helped start-up long distance companies and has managed and led teams with U S WEST Cellular, AirTouch Cellular, Qwest Communication, and Verizon Wireless in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah. During these 20 years, Larsen led teams pioneering new wireless technologies and managed through several mergers and acquisitions. He has served on a U. S. Congressman’s staff as Director of Economic Development.
Larsen’s key areas of focus are organizational development, marketing, networks, innovation, and leadership. Larsen has coached several sports teams and lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife and four sons.
Larsen obtained his Bach from Brigham Young University and his MBA from Boise State.