The Hughes Family: Jay, Heather, Jaxon (18), Kenna (16), Hudson (13), Tyson (11), and Jamin (7)
Jay Hughes founded PressOn in 2012 after 20+ years as a professional in both the Mortgage and Coaching Industries. Jay was a top performing Loan Officer, Manager, and Executive, and he uses his extensive knowledge and experience to help Clients reach their full potential.
Jay graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 1994, majoring in Business/Marketing, and quickly transitioned into the world of banking and finance. In 1995, he began originating residential loans for a local mortgage lender and was their top producing Loan Officer for five consecutive years.
In 1999, Jay joined the Wholesale Division of Countrywide Home Loans, and was promoted to a multi-state Branch Manager in 2002. His office achieved recognition as one of the Top 10 Wholesale Branches in the nation, setting a production record of 1,300 closed mortgage loans in a single month. In 2004, he joined MetLife Home Loans, where his multi-state territory grew their existing loan volume by over 400%.
Jay received his initial training as an Executive Coach in 2006, and in 2007 he was named the MetLife Home Loans Circle of Excellence Rookie Coach of the Year. Jay coached Retail and Wholesale Sales Executives, as well as Branch Managers, at MetLife Home Loans from 2006 to 2009.
Jay is a certified facilitator in the Relationship Awareness Theory and Strength Deployment Inventory, (SDI) instrument. Jay uses the SDI with his Private Coaching Clients to assist in the crucial areas of Leadership Development, Motivational Selling, Employee Engagement, Priority Management, Strategic Vision, Emotional Intelligence, and Branch/Team Culture.
Jas has been married to his wife Heather for 20 years, and they are raising their 5 children in Boise Idaho. Jay is a co-founder of the Idaho Elite Basketball Club, where the program impacts over 200 youth players in the Treasure Valley each year. Jay is also the Head Varsity Coach for the Boys Basketball Program at The Ambrose School Jay is also an active member serving in leadership at Faith Community Bible Church, and volunteers at other para-church ministries in Boise.