Jay Manouchehri is the Chief Executive Officer of Fluence Analytics. He has more than three decades of global experience in the energy, chemicals, process control, and oil and gas industries. Throughout his career, Jay has led technology development and commercialization efforts with start-ups, reorganized corporate business units and subsidiaries, performed due diligence, technology scouting and strategy development for private equity, venture capital and other leading corporations.
Most recently Jay spearheaded a technology commercialization effort and developed the go-to-market strategy for a digital transformation, business optimization and data analytics SaaS software business in the energy sector. During his career, Jay has been called in several times to restructure companies and corporate business units. His leadership often led to new profitability, realignment with corporate missions, culture reboots, and new market penetration strategies.
Jay started his career as a process engineer and quickly transitioned to delivering novel technology solutions to the process industries for advanced process control, business optimization, data analytics and digital transformation. He has worked as an executive at several leading automation companies such as Honeywell advanced solutions in North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and North Africa (MENA). Specifically, Jay was the CEO for Matrikon’s MENA operations during the company’s acquisition by Honeywell and led the company during the merger and post-merger integration. Additionally, he was CEO and board director for ABB Automation MENA, an ABB Inc. subsidiary, following a merger and a restructuring of the business. In this role he helped the company achieve rapid, sustainable revenue growth and profitability, while rolling out its digital automation, instrumentation, analytics, and advanced process control and optimization software solutions and services. In addition to his technology and ‘hands-on’ operational experience, Jay was previously a management consulting partner and executive in CRA International corporate advisory and consulting practice, an M&A advisor and operating partner within the private equity industry.
Jay holds multiple engineering degrees from Tulane University. These include a BS In Chemical Engineering, MS in Mechanical Engineering, and Ph.D. (ABD) in Chemical Engineering where his studies focused on mathematical modeling, neural networks applied in machine learning, and process control and optimization modeling. Jay also holds an MBA specializing in corporate finance from Loyola University.