About Tallship Unicorn

Jonathan (Jay) B. Santamaria

President and Chief Executive Officer, BeamPines, Inc.

Jay brings a wealth of experience to talent management, training and education initiatives as a result of more than thirty-five years in diverse executive and entrepreneurial positions including beginning his career as a teacher. He has held senior executive roles at RJR Nabisco and International Telephone and Telegraph, and spent he past fifteen years as President and CEO of BeamPines Inc., a New York City based Human Capital Consultancy. He has recruited, coached and trained senior operating managers and executives in the US and abroad, and is recognized by colleagues and peers as a thoughtful and insightful resource when business-driven strategies and real world implementations are required.

As a senior executive and consultant, Jay learned that the key to leading and meeting large organizations around complex needs was to simplify.

His work with interactive, and reflection based learning models while at BeamPines set him on the path to improve online delivery models for education and maximize cost effectiveness of programs so that participants got more from their relationships with their counselors while the client companies had access to robust analytics in support of the ROI proposition.

The need to maintain relationships between counselor and learner to maximize the effectiveness and cost efficiency of knowledge transfer spawned the G2 Collective concept.

Beginning with BeamPines’ Career Counseling and training mission, he and his G2 Collective Co-Founders put the career transition industry on its ear with the introduction of CTC Online™, a high touch career transition counseling program for transitioning executives, which combines the use of interactive eTeaching techniques and digital multimedia. CTC Online™ was conceived in 2008 and launched in 2009 completely changing the cost structure of the service offering and forcing a traditional hide bound “office based” industry into the Cloud.

Jay continues as a faculty member of BeamPines’ US educational division of Middlesex University’s graduate program in Professional Development and serves on the program’s advisory board. Middlesex University is recognized leader in distance learning and adult postgraduate education.

He is also a Managing Director of True North LLC, an experiential team and leadership-learning laboratory, which he and Dawn, his wife, acquired in 1999 along with a 110-foot topsail schooner as a learning laboratory.

He lives in Hunterdon County, New Jersey with his wife, Dawn. They have raised four beautiful daughters.