Jared Jester earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design with honors, from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in 2000 and founded Jester Communications (JCOM) immediately following graduation. JCOM was established to serve as a “think tank,” or incubator for new and emerging technologies and quickly secured several powerhouse clients, such as Beneteau, the world’s largest sailboat manufacturer; Monterey Boats, the U.K.’s second largest powerboat dealer; Chaparral Boats, the third largest powerboat manufacturer in the U.S.; and Robalo Boats, a leading fishing boat manufacturer.
Following the successful deployment of numerous international websites, for leading marine manufacturers, Jester determined their was a need for a mobile based initiative for global dealer networks. The end result was the innovative and proprietary iPad platform titled Bolster. Leveraging the existing relationships established within the marine industry, Jester garnered the business of over two dozen of the largest marine manufacturers in the world to distribute and support the platform collectively.
Following the successes of Bolster within the marine industry, Jester secured global companies within the Engine, Recreational Vehicle, Heavy Equipment, Farm and Agriculture and Power Sports industries. Jester has successfully closed business with some of the largest manufacturers in the world in several verticals while distributing thousands of applications to over 73 countries in 13 languages. Areva Energy, Bayliner Boats, Beneteau, Chaparal Boats, Chris Craft Boats, Cobalt Boats, Cruisers Yachts, Cummins Engines, Duke Energy, Harris Pontoons, Hatteras Yachts, Jupiter Boats, Lagoon Catamarans, Leisure Travel Vans, Mercury Engines, Mariah Boats, Meridian Yachts, Monte Carlo Yachts, Monterey Boats, NMMA, Prestige Yachts, Regulator Boats, Riviera Yachts, Robalo Boats, Sea Fox Boats, Sea Hunt Boats, Sea Ray Boats, Sea Tow, Sportsman Boats, Toyota Forklifts, Triton Submarines,, Volvo-Penta.
Jester has also served as a consultant and keynote speaker regarding mobile application development for various organizations. In addition to being a prolific entrepreneur, Jester is highly involved in his community including membership in the Bluffton Rotary among other civic organizations.
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