Advisory Board

Jay McIntosh, MSc.

Jay McIntosh, MSc. is President of Consumer Foresight, an organization dedicated to improving the future by promoting the effective use of foresight in business and education. He is also a member of the faculty at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches a course on foresight.
Prior to forming Consumer Foresight, Jay was Americas Director of Consumer Products for a Big Four accounting firm where he was responsible for the group’s strategy, quality initiatives, thought leadership and for developing and overseeing relationships with many of the largest and best-known retail and consumer products companies in America. During his 22 years at the firm, he served clients such as Nordstrom, Kohl’s, Walmart, Wrigley, Whirlpool, Sears, and Target.
Jay is a frequent speaker on consumer trends and is widely quoted by the media. He has been interviewed for or appeared on “The Today Show” (NBC), “Closing Bell” (CNBC), “Squawk Box” (CNBC), “Power Lunch” (CNBC), “CNN Headline News”, “MSNBC News”, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, “First Business” (syndicated), CBS Network Radio, AP Radio, Wall Street Journal Network Radio, and Dow Jones News Service. He has presented at events such as The Asia Pacific Fashion Forum, the Wharton China Business Forum, the Harvard China Review, and the Annual Conference of the World Future Society.
Jay earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and a master’s of science in taxation from DePaul University. For the past five years he has been President of Chicago Youth Programs, Inc., an organization dedicated to improving the life opportunities of at-risk youths. He is also on the Board of Directors of the World Future Society.
Watch WorldFuture 2009 – Jay McIntosh. Read Why Foresight is Critical.
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