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Jay Santana

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  • Joined September 2015

Dynamic Social Media and HR guy here. Internationally recognized for SMM and Influencer program/plan development.

  • Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Jay Santana
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 60hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year



Social Media Growth Community SEO Paid Advertising

Reviews and references



I have worked with and for Jay Santana for about 4 years. Initially, Jay and I worked together at Myaa, a virtual staffing company. He was the GM and was great to work for. He was very attentive to the needs of his staff as well as of the company. After Myaa, Jay hired me for several projects with various clients. Jay has a way of translating ideas and concepts into understandable and actionable tasks. His writing is great too. Overall I believe that Jay has great communication skills.



Over 20 years of HR, Customer Service and 10 years of Social Media.

Work history

Ops & Media
Responsible for operations of a staffing Agency based in Chicago. Also oversaw the Social media arm of the company from its inception in 2004.
HR, CSR and SM
Began working with oDesk in 2010. Primary foci were HR, recruiting, technical writing and Social Media as well as business consulting and training.
Community Manager
managed an online community of over 50,000 users.
New Media and Press
Was responsible for developing uses for social media in 2007/2008 for the Obama campaign. SM was in its infancy at that time and no one had ever used it to bolster a national campaign. The New Media Team I managed was very successful!
General manager
General manager of an agency that facilitated roundtable meetings nationwide as well as two leadership retreats per year. Beyond daily management, I was responsible for social media and recruirting for the organization.
Myya International
General Manager
Manage day to day operations of the company. Myaa is a cloud based manpower solutions organization. Responsible for overseeing all facets of Myaa. Develop new and ongoing training and development programs for all staff members as well as new hires.
Promotions Unlimited
Marketing - New Media and Print
Responsible for all facets of marketing plan development and execution. Clients ranged from new musical talent (various genres) to new bakery to travel agency providing unique packages. Development of plans included in depth SWOT analysis.
HR Manager - Promoted from Recruiter
Recruited new staff for a diverse group of clients. Assisted with all HR functions. Developed an employee assessment system.


20150623 klout stats

Klout Report -

Score 68 - with areas of expertise indicated.

20150623 kred stats

Kred Report -

Score 673/1000 and 7/12



BA - English and BA - Spanish
University of Chicago
MA - Spanish and MA - Englsh
Harvard - In Progress via Extension
Ph.D. Communication =-



social media management social media strategy influencer outreach HR Training operations content marketing digital marketing sales Quality SEO


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Industries I love

Consumer Products Ecommerce Media Social Enterprise Advertising & Marketing

What I read

Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Political.

Side projects

Developed several curricula for job seekers leaving jail and prison. Developed several employee training programs.

Ideal team

My ideal Team to work with is one that allows each individual to work just outside his or her comfort zone - permitting the growth of the the individual as whilst at the same time strengthening the Team!