Jill Mayer, Panelist
Jill Bryant Mayer is CEO of Bead Industries, Inc. a manufacturer of electronic contact pins for the connector and automotive industry and a producer of commercial plumbing fixture trim. Prior to assuming her present position, she served the company as CFO where she was responsible for HR, financial planning and reporting of the Bead Electronics division. Before joining the family business in 2007, Jill spent five years in accounting and operational roles at marketing consultancies. Throughout her career, Jill has been a passionate advocate for manufacturing and family owned business in Connecticut. She serves on the executive board of the University of New Haven Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program as well as the University’s Center for Family Business advisory board. She is Vice President of the New Haven Manufacturers Association and chair of the strategic planning committee.
Jill holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Vermont and Master of Science in Management from Champlain College. In 2018, she received the Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award for young professionals in the Greater Hartford region.