Jesse has two decades of management experience in Information Technology and Sales and Marketing. More recently that experience has been applied to the international marketing of heavy forestry equipment. A graduate of the US Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon, Jesse came to Columbia to start his own IT business. As a business owner he enjoyed working with some of America's top companies. This led to various positions with Computer Science Corp., Fleet Mortgage, IKON Telecom and others. In 2005 with Paul Leas's encouragement, Jesse applied for a position with Pioneer Machinery. During the next four years he used his experience to automate Ironmart's website, inspection and online advertising processes. Over the past several years he has specialized in international marketing and US forestry consignment sales. Jesse lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife Renee and their two children.