The One In A Row team is comprised of entrepreneurs, operating executives and founders who have a proven track record of operating exceptional companies in a variety of industries.
Jason Crawford has a strong background in entrepreneurship with combat-proven leadership. Jason completed his MBA and BS in Management at the University of West Florida. He completed a Post-Graduate Fellowship with Ochsner Health System where he led physician operations for 3 years. In 2013, Jason launched IRIS – Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems as the CEO for the start-up healthcare technology company. The company achieved FDA Approval for early detection of eye disease and 1 out of 8 patients examined found sight threatening disease. Within 4 years the company had grown at a 966% growth rate ranking IRIS among the Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America by Inc. Magazine. During his tenure, Jason raised Seed Funding and Venture Capital investment to fuel the go-to-market strategy. In addition to his MBA, Jason has completed an executive education program in Private Equity from Harvard Business School.
Prior to his business ventures, Jason served 8 years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Team Leader. With tours in South Korea, Bosnia, and the initial occupation of Iraq, Crawford was awarded the Commendation Medal x3, Combat Infantry Badge, and Purple Heart.
Jason and his wife Heather live in Pensacola, Florida with their three daughters. He believes in supporting the community and serves as a Deacon for Olive Baptist Church, as the Vice-Chair for the UWF Foundation, and a Director for Every Child A Reader in Escambia. On Father's Day, his daughter completed a questionnaire this way... "My Dad always says... you need an Emergency Fund"
Bryan Ley has an extensive background in executive leadership with a focus on revenue growth and sales development. Bryan has been in the commercial insurance industry since 2007 with a primary focus in either direct sales or sales leadership. He has been a part of senior leadership teams with two of Florida’s largest independent insurance agencies with sales teams as large as 50 producers. During this time, he has proven effective at growing top line revenue with an emphasis on sales processes and team development. Specifically, he oversaw all sales functions of an agency from 2012-2016 that saw the firm grow from $24 million in revenue to nearly $40 million organically.
In addition to his role in sales leadership, Bryan has participated as a partner/advisor in multiple successful entrepreneurial endeavors that have growing annual revenues, debt free balance sheets, and healthy profit margins. Bryan completed his bachelor’s degree in finance and management at University of West Florida and maintains active Florida insurance licenses.
Bryan and his wife Emily have moved back to Pensacola after 15 years in Tampa. They have two sons and a daughter who love the beach life. He's a rock star dad who loves his family, protects them, teaches them how to rap, and explains hedge funds to them.