Jay Gotlieb

Jay Gotlieb

Jay Gotlieb is a financial services professional who is a long-time permanent resident of the Bahamas. With over 33 years of professional experience, he has built up an encyclopedic knowledge of the financial security markets.

After graduating from the University of Toronto, Gotlieb explored several areas of interest: film, music, and fashion, among other things.


In 2014, Jay Gotlieb founded Seton Securities, a boutique investment banking firm that meets an array of client financial needs with a creative approach.

Film, TV & Print

Jay’s experience in both film and TV range from actor to producer. He cut his teeth with a minor role on the 1990 TV series The Kids in the Hall and went on to receive….


In the mid 90s, Jay with an associate developed and launched a European fashion line: Barbarossa Gotlieb, also known as Bargot and RBJG.

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More Details About Jay Gotlieb

Jay Gotlieb is as passionate about travel, sports and music as he is about his career in finance. Gotlieb is the President of Seton Securities International Ltd. and is a director and shareholder of an IT company called IntellectSpace. In 2014, he founded a boutique investment banking firm called Seton Securities that takes an innovative approach to meeting clients’ financial needs. Gotlieb knows a lot about stock markets, from junior mine finance to senior debt finance.

While Gotlieb is enthusiastic about finance, he indulgences in many other interests on his free time. He nurtures his passions for travel, music and sports, not only to let off steam but also to broaden his mind and his experiences.

Gotlieb’s travels have taken him all over the world. Having been born in Canada, Gotlieb appreciates the beauty of North America and has thus traveled around the continent. He has spent substantial time in Europe and has traveled to Asia and Africa as well.

Gotlieb has loved music ever since he heard the works of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones at age six. As a child, he dreamed of being the front-man of a rock band. While this dream took a back seat after Jay got into finance, he has learned a bit of guitar and enjoys playing music on his free time. Jay also has a love of sports. He enjoys rooting for the teams of his hometown, especially the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Blue Jays, as well as any Canadian golfer playing in the PGA tour. Jay also watches tennis and loves Rafael Nadal. Jay plays tennis and golf and also enjoys skiing (that even includes water skiing!). Learn more at jaygotlieb.net.


Travel | Music | Sports | Fashion | Investing

Jay Gotlieb is a Canadian-born financial professional who currently serves as a director and large shareholder of IntellectSpace, a Seattle IT company. He is also the cofounder of Seton Securities, a Bahamian investment bank and wealth management firm. But while he is passionate about his financial career, he is a man of many interests.

Jay Gotlieb | Sports Lover

For years, sports have connected us to something bigger than ourselves. Supporting a club comes with a sense of community– a communal share of the joys of victory and the anguish of defeat. For Jay Gotlieb, he has cast his lots with the major clubs of his youth: the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Cowboys, the Toronto Blue Jays, and naturally supports every other Toronto sports team. He’s also a huge fan of tennis and golf– in fact he does not only watch the sports, but Jay plays tennis almost every day and golfs as much as he can.

Jay Gotlieb | Music Lover

What kid doesn’t want to be a rockstar? Ever since he was exposed to the Beatles and the Rolling stones at the young age of 6, Jay Gotlieb dreamt of being a frontman for a rock band. However, like many of us, those dreams were put on hold as he pursued his career. Though he has had success in business, Jay never lost his love for music. He decided to purchase a guitar and learn some basic chords. After all, you only need to know three to put together a basic progression and please your family and friends!

Jay Gotlieb | Travel Lover

“The world is a book, and those that do not travel read only one page.”

Whether for work or for leisure, Jay is committed to fulfilling his duties as a truly global citizen. As a Canadian citizen, he has traveled throughout the world. Jay is a long-time permanent resident of the Bahamas and is familiar with the Caribbean as well.

De-Stressing Your Business Starting Right Now – 4 Solutions

What if you could save an hour a day starting tomorrow? That’s 5 hours per week, or more than a half-day off. Imagine closing shop at 11am every Friday without worrying about all the stuff that didn’t get done.
You can do that, when you put these 4 solutions in place, and you can do it right now.

1. Proper project management. If you are still managing your team with email and Skype messages, stop it. Things get lost, messages are forgotten (or never received) and balls are dropped. Not to mention all the time you spend sifting through your endless list of emails for that one piece of information you need.

Sign up for a service such as Asana (or something similar) today, and start putting all your projects there instead (Yammer by Microsoft is a free tool – not as robust as a service like Asana but Yammer can help you and your team communicate effectively). You will have one place to look for tasks that are still outstanding and be able to tell at a glance what needs your immediate attention.

2. Proper documentation. Do you find yourself reinventing the wheel every time you have to record a podcast or upload a video to your blog? Take 5 minutes and document the steps, then next time you must do it (or better yet, when you hand it off to a VA) you will be able to quickly work out what needs to happen. There will be fewer mistakes, and the work will get finished faster.

3. Create a business organization chart. If you have multiple people on your team, this is critical. Rather than everyone coming to you for questions—or worse, asking the wrong person and getting the wrong answer—take the time to create an organization chart. Add it to your operations manual and make sure your team knows where it is and what it is for. Now, rather than your Skype chat blowing up with questions all day long, you will have time for the more important tasks.

4. Use time blocking. Get out your calendar and start making appointments with yourself. Decide when you will check email and when you will work on client projects, then stick to the schedule. These self-imposed deadlines will not only force you to get the work done, but they’ll help keep you focused, so rather than wasting time on Facebook, you’ll be working on your business.

All the systems I discussed above can be set up in an afternoon—at least initially. But the time they save you when you use them consistently is phenomenal. An hour a day is just the beginning, but you must implement now if you want it to work (many wait and say, “I will do it later” and later rarely arrives). You need to put in the work first, before you can earn the rewards, but the benefits are sweet. In the end, you’ll wonder how you ever managed before you did these four things to improve your business.

Jay Gotlieb is a loving husband, father, and a successfully avid entrepreneur. He has impacted the lives of countless entrepreneurs/business owners globally with his dynamic and methodical business insights. Gotlieb specializes in revealing hidden assets within struggling and even thriving businesses. Jay Gotlieb is also an actor and producer, known for films such as Into the Blue (2005), Children of God (2010) and Cargo (2017). Click here to connect with Jay!

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