Jon is a Silicon Valley startup veteran with expertise in B2B go-to-market strategies and their impact on product offers. Over the course of his career, he has worked at 9 startups, played a key role in raising over $150M in venture capital, and been instrumental in creating over $500M in shareholder value from both acquisitions and initial public offerings. He also founded iSharp, one of the first companies to offer software as a service.
Passionate about marketing technology, Jon was an early pioneer in and advocate for digital marketing and most recently, account-based marketing. He previously served as Chief Marketing Officer for Spoken Communications — a cloud communications business — where he led a successful repositioning effort that resulted in Spoken’s acquisition by Avaya in 2018. He also served as Chief Marketing Officer for mobile solutions provider Xamarin (now Microsoft) and Fortify Software (now Hewlett Packard Enterprise).
Jon studied computer engineering at Case Western Reserve University before moving to California to pursue his entrepreneurial interests.