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Jay Goth

Forentis Fund
Principal
Murrieta, CA
Jay Goth is a serial entrepreneur and was a founding executive of Commonwealth Energy, a company started in 1997 where he helped to define and write the initial business plan, raise over $60M in private capital, and successfully launch into a newly created business environment. The company became one of the largest unregulated retail electricity providers in the country, with third year revenues approaching $100M, before eventually going public.

As the founder and principal of Redtail Capital, Jay has been an investment banker and business consultant, and has been retained to serve in positions including CEO, President, COO, VP Marketing, and VP Sales for companies in the finance, energy, manufacturing, and technology industries.

He held a position at TriTech SBDC as a senior business consultant for over six years and was executive director of an entrepreneur-focused nonprofit InSoCal CONNECT. As a former Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of California at Riverside, Goth worked with students, faculty, and others to develop and grow new businesses.

A graduate of the University of Colorado, Mr. Goth received a B.A. with a double major in English literature and Economics. He has held several licenses, including securities Series 79, 6, 63, 3, Real Estate, and Insurance (Life and Health.) His main pursuits, besides building successful businesses, are downhill skiing and fly fishing and he enthusiastically supports his wife’s passion for riding performance thoroughbred horses and show jumping. He has also been known to jump out of perfectly good airplanes, a practice that his wife now forbids.