Jay Stieber is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc (LEYE).
Jay joined the LEYE team in 1995 bringing a myriad of experience from several companies. As one of the partners of LEYE, Jay spends the majority of his time dealing with major issues involving strategic planning, tax planning, real estate, finance, bank relations, investor relations, leases, contracts and other legal matters. He also is in charge of the Risk Management team, Public Affairs and the Licensing department. Jay is an outstanding negotiator and has been instrumental in securing and financing many of our recent deals. Jay has a diverse role in the company and this is one of the aspects that he enjoys most about his position at Lettuce.
Jay has a B.S. in accounting from DePaul University, a JD from Northwestern University School of Law; he is a CPA and an attorney. He is a past chairman of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) and is presently a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer for the National Restaurant Association (NRA). He is also a board member of the Chicago Chamber of Commerce and its PAC and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.
Originally from New York, Jay has traveled extensively throughout the world. Jay is married and in his free time he enjoys golf, expanding his knowledge of wine, cooking his favorite gazpacho recipe and Northerwestern University football.