Jon is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years in building and scaling for-profit enterprises that serve a broader social purpose. He has funded and endowed social entrepreneurship lectures at both Yale and Babson College. Other than brief stints at Boeing and McKinsey & Company, has always worked on new ventures.
Jon has started and profitably sold three companies, the most recent being FamilyEducation Network (Fen.com) which used a unique public/private partnership model to become the largest education portal on the Internet. In total he has returned in excess of $175 million to investors and has never lost investor money.
He is currently on the board of Taunton Press, a mid-sized publisher of magazines, books, and websites and Net-Impact, a national organization of 240 college and MBA chapters promoting corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship. He has previously served on the boards of the e-Philanthropy Foundation, National PTA, National School Boards Foundation, and the Small Business Association of New England (SBANE). He is a participant in Renaissance Weekend and holds a deep interest in sustainability and equilibrium dynamics in political and economic systems.
In 2008 Jon was one of the initial 3 inductees into the Babson College Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. In 2009 he was a finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in New England.
Jon lives in Boston with his wife and has recently discovered the wonders of fatherhood.