Jay Boone, CPC

Partner/Manager | Banking

About Jay Boone

As a member of the Commercial Banking and Commercial Finance team at ThinkingAhead, Jay Boone is a search consultant whose specialty is working with commercial banking professionals. With over 25 years of recruiting experience, his search practice has been focused in commercial banking and financial services throughout the Southeast since 2007.

His clients include community banks, larger regional banking institutions, as well as international banking and finance organizations. 

Jay has been married to his wife Lee for over 35 years and they have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren..


Prior to joining ThinkingAhead, Jay had 14 years of experience as a regional director in the staffing industry and twelve years of experience in project management, sales and sales management in the real estate industry. He holds a BS degree from Lambuth University. He is a past board member of the Tennessee Staffing Association, an active member of the Tennessee Recruiters Association, is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), an elder in the Presbyterian church and is a past member of their pastor nominating committee at his church.

He was the 2012 recipient of the Ralph Mosley Award of Excellence which recognizes high ethical standards, commitment through years of service, consistent performance, a positive influence on the company and its employees and active community involvement.

  • Skill Sets
  • Executive Level Leadership-CEO/CCO/CFO/COO
  • Senior Lending Officers/Team Leaders
  • Area Executives/Presidents
  • Portfolio Management/Credit/Underwriting
  • Middle to Senior Level Sales Management
  • Business Development Officers/Relationship Managers
  • Compliance Directors/Operational Risk Officers
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  • I have known Jay for several years as he would periodically reach out offering recruiting services while I was running a de novo bank in the Upstate of South Carolina. Always impressed with his professionalism and knowledge of the market, I called Jay for guidance when I decided to make a move after we sold the bank. He was invaluable to me as I went thru the recruiting process with several parties. He showed integrity, was quick to follow up and provided sound advice as I considered my next move. Based upon this experience, I plan to maintain a relationship with Jay and certainly am happy to offer this recommendation.

    - Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager at United Community Bank
  • Jay was absolutely awesome! He helped us add an OUTSTANDING individual to our ConsumerDirect Mortgage Family!! There is no doubt that we will use his services again in the future.

    - Director, Online Mortgage Lending at ConsumerDirect Mortgage
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