Jay Steinfeld

Founder and CEO

Jay is the founder and CEO of Blinds.com, the industry leader in online window covering sales that was acquired by The Home Depot in 2014. Jay is a passionate advocate for amazing (and profitable) company culture.

Email: bookjay@blinds.com

As founder and CEO of Blinds.com, Jay was an early mover in e-Commerce, in 1993 bootstrapping his website built in his garage into the world’s #1 online window covering store. In January, 2014, Blinds.com was acquired by The Home Depot. Jay is still active as CEO, driving and integrating the Blinds.com platform into Home Depot’s interconnected retail strategy.

Jay earned a BBA in Accounting with Honors from the University of Texas in Austin, after which he worked for KPMG Peat, Marwick. Jay is a 10-year member of Vistage International, The Houston Technology Center Tech 100, Houston Jewish Community Center board member, American Leadership Forum, and on The XPRIZE Innovation Board.

He is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and writes for Inc. Magazine a column entitled Chief Effective Officer, about becoming a more effective leader.  In 2013, was ranked globally as one of the Top 60 CEO’s on Social Media. Jay is an advocate and frequent speaker on how company culture and authentic core values drive profitable growth.

Speaking Engagements

Topics / Areas of Interest

  • Culture
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Core Values
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Change
  • Industry Disruption
  • Selling a Business
  • Life after a Merger
  • Recent

    Rice MBA Leadership Conference Nov 17, 2016

  • Houston CPA Society May 16, 2016

  • FoleyTech Chicago May 03, 2016

  • Houston Entrepreneur's Forum Apr 26, 2016

  • Rotary Club of Houston Apr 14, 2016

  • Rotary Club Camp Enterprise Apr 10, 2016

  • Rotary Club of Bellaire & Southwest Houston Jan 14, 2016

  • Emery Weiner School Entrepreneurship Program Dec 11, 2015

  • Owlspark — TMCx Accelerator Jul 20, 2016

  • University of Houston RedLabs Nov 11, 2015

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Houston Nov 11, 2015

  • Mike Gallagher Radio Sep 29, 2015


  • CEO Interview — The Tasting Room Uptown Park Sep 27, 2016

  • Rice MBA New Enterprise Class — Rice University Nov 07, 2016

  • The Price of Business Radio Show — 1110AM KTEK Jul 26, 2016


  • Rotary Club Camp Enterprise — Navasota, TX Apr 02, 2017

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