Executive and Senior Management Team
Chairman & CEO
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 specialty publisher of magazines, books, and websites (Fine Cooking, Threads, Fine Woodworking, Fine Gardening, Fine Homebuilding) and the Lewis Institute of Social Entrepreneurship at Babson College. He has previously served on the boards of Net-Impact, a national organization of 240 college and MBA chapters promoting corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship, 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 as well as an interest in social entrepreneurship. 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 (New England region).
Jon lives in the Boston area with his wife and is thoroughly enjoying the joys of fatherhood.