Jay Werth demonstrates expertise in communications, campaign positioning, and execution. Over the past several years he has directed campaigns totaling more than $20 million in investor dollars. Recent notable campaign experience includes two consecutive efforts for the Yankton Area Progressive Growth in South Dakota. Both campaigns finished over goal at 15% and 10% respectively, and YAPG was able to use the funds to purchase land, constructed two spec buildings, and fund workforce preparedness and business attraction efforts.
One of Jay’s key strengths is his ability to develop trusted advisor relationships with C-level officers and executive directors. To secure funding, he matches each prospect’s motivation and return-on-investment interest to client campaign objectives. This ability to understand the strengths and motivations of the people he works with have led him to be a trusted advisor on staffing and operations, not just fundraising, at every client organization he has worked with.
As a Partner at Convergent, Jay will utilize his people skills, as well as his extensive background in mentorship, to assist our operations division, providing guidance and developmental support to our project directors. His breadth of experience in fundraising and capital campaign processes, plus his operations expertise from a robust media management career, provides immeasurable value to the Convergent team and clients.