Jay Tarrant joined Emerald in January 2021 as Vice President of Business Development for the company’s Xcelerator Group. In this role he is responsible for finding and developing potential Emerald brand experience opportunities and helping bring them to fruition via Emerald Xcelerator.
Jay has more than 30 years’ experience in the trade show, cycling and news magazine industries. Prior to joining Emerald, he held senior event management and sales positions at Bar Convent Brooklyn, Buildings NY, Aluminum US and Launch Pad. Jay also has considerable retail experience having opened and operated an urban bicycle shop, Sid’s Bikes NYC, as well as directing retail operations for Cannondale Bicycle’s network of company stores. He also served as photography editor at Time Inc. where he oversaw the photo and art departments.