After a successful entrepreneurial career in the commercial office product space, Jay Baitler joined Staples in 1995 finding and developing a highly differentiated model for Staples initial entry beyond retail. As an early proponent and advocate of a private registration, web-based business model, Staples Advantage dominated that space with double digit CAGR’s and exponentially higher returns than any segment competitor.
As the space faced secular decline, he then led successful moves into multiple adjacencies.
Since retiring from Staples, Baitler has become an Operating Partner at Atlas Holdings, a PE firm in Greenwich and serves as a board director for many of their portfolio companies. In addition he serves as a director of American Expediting, an AEA portfolio company.