Jon is a Venture Partner in Jumpstart’s Entrepreneurial Advisory Services and Investing program. As a Venture Partner, Jon provides experience and expertise to high-growth, early-stage companies. He advises entrepreneurs on a broad spectrum of business matters to help companies progress, develop and increase in value.
Prior to JumpStart, Jon was a software Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) for the state’s Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Program based out of the Youngstown Business Incubator. Before the EIR role, Jon was the CFO/COO and an investor in Knotice, which was sold in March of 2014. Knotice was a digital marketing software and services firm in the data management arena which grew significantly over a ten year period. Prior to Knotice, Jon was an investment banker, private equity investor and management consultant.
Jon graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a bachelor’s in History. He later attended Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business to receive an MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship, finance and operations.