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Jeremy N. Gayed

Chief Executive Officer

My Story

Jeremy is the CEO of Rooted Pursuits. Before assuming the CEO role, he served as Chief Legal Officer of Ambassador Enterprises and, before that, was a partner and head of the intellectual property department at the law firm Barrett McNagny, LLP. 


Jeremy married his college sweetheart and together they have five daughters.  He is a lifelong hunter, dedicated hiker, proficient chess player, earnest woodworker, avid shooting sports enthusiast, exacting BBQ chef, and aspiring fisherman.


Jeremy is committed to living out in his personal life the mission of service that defines Rooted Pursuits. He and his family are grateful participants in the life of their church, and Jeremy is an enthusiastic supporter of the cause of life. He served for nearly a decade on the board of A Hope Center, a regional multi-facility pro-life pregnancy counseling organization, and currently serves on the boards of directors of the Friends of the Lincoln Foundation and of Correct Craft Holding Company.


Jeremy graduated from Wheaton College with degrees in both chemistry and political science, then went on to earn a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. He is currently completing a lifelong ‘bucket list’ item by earning his master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

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