About Us: Leadership Team
A wide range of talent;
and experienced executives.
Jay S. Walker
Chairman and Lead Inventor
Jay Walker, one of America’s best-known business inventors and entrepreneurs, has founded multiple successful startup companies that today serve more than 75 million customers in 15 different industries.
Jay is best known as the founder of Priceline.com, which brought a new level of value to the travel industry. Today, Priceline is a highly profitable, billion-dollar public company with tens of millions of active customers. The business processes that guide Priceline’s success were created in the invention lab of Walker Digital.
Jay also co-founded Synapse, a company that used the credit card processing network to revolutionize the magazine subscription business. Jay served as its marketing leader and created a customer database of 25 million active buyers. For his work, he won the Direct Marketer of the Year award in 1999. Synapse is now a unit of Time Warner.
As an inventor, Jay Walker is named on more than 450 issued and pending U.S. and international patents, making him one of the most prolific individual living inventors.
Many leading publications have acknowledged Mr. Walker for his leadership in business innovation. He has twice been named by the editors of TIME magazine as one of the “50 most influential business leaders in the digital age.” Businessweek selected him as one of its 25 Internet pioneers most responsible for “changing the competitive landscape of almost every industry in the world.” Newsweek cited him as one of three executives at the forefront of the Internet commerce revolution.
Jay is also Chairman of TEDMED, LLC and a partner in the company, which runs an annual innovation summit for healthcare. TEDMED brings together leading thinkers from the many fields of technology, medicine and business to exchange ideas and work on difficult medical problems.