James PflastererORG Internet2 Title Chief Financial Officer BIO
Jay Pflasterer is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Internet2, a 501(c)3 organization. Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies.
Jay joined Internet2 in May of 2008 to fill the newly created CFO role. The Internet2 Board of Trustees determined that the growth of the organization both in members, revenues, and complexity, required senior staff level coordination and integration of the traditional areas of accounting, finance, budgeting, and administration with the important activities of the member-led strategic initiatives.
Jay comes to Internet2 with recent experience as the CFO of Michigan Virtual University, a 501(c)3 organization providing the on-line high school for the state of Michigan, and as the CFO of a for-profit, Detroit area, Web development firm, Zenacomp, Inc. Jay's early career was spent in the grocery and pharmaceutical retail and wholesale distribution industries. Jay is a licensed CPA who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia, with a concentration in accounting and finance as well as an MBA from Michigan State University.