Jon is a Partner of the Firm and the Designated Fund Manager for Valor Siren Ventures I L.P. Jon also serves as Valor’s Chief Financial Officer. Jon’s responsibilities include investment prospect generation, investment structuring and execution, capital raising, due diligence of potential acquisitions, and management of the Firm’s finance function. Jon currently serves on the Boards of Directors of eatsa, Fooda, goPuff, Roti, and Wow Bao. Jon serves as a member of Valor’s Investment Committee. Jon began his focus on food and retail technology with Valor’s 2006 acquisition of Sizzling Platter, LLC.
Jon has over 20 years of experience in private equity investing. Prior to Valor, Jon was part of MG Capital’s Investment and Portfolio Team. During his tenure at MG Capital, Jon worked on acquisition teams focused on executing transactions in the electronic connector industry. Jon served in operational roles at MG Capital’s portfolio companies, including Chief Operating Officer of Connector Service Corporation’s Plating Division, where he managed the business through 100% growth over a 12-month period. Jon also served as President of Electronic Plating Service and Chief Operating Officer for Amax Plating, Electronic Plating Service, and Associated Plating Company. Prior to joining MG Capital, Jon worked with Bain & Company, Inc. as an Associate Consultant. He worked in Dallas, Texas and Sydney, Australia for various Fortune 500 clients, including Ford Motor Company, American Airlines, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and Navistar, in addition to consulting for leveraged buyout firms. Jon’s consulting experience includes portfolio analysis, marketing, joint ventures, operational efficiency, purchasing, and acquisition initiatives.
Jon has served on the Boards of Directors of several charitable organizations, including the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the Chicago Children’s Museum. He is the former Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Lycée Français de Chicago, and currently sits on the board.
Jon holds a B.B.A. in Accounting (with honors) from the University of Texas at Austin.