Jon is an entrepreneurial CEO with 4 exits who builds mission-driven teams who are metrics driven that win their category. Previously as CEO of CollegeVine, Jon joined as the founding CEO to help 3 college dropouts build fastest growing college advising service using near peer model hiring recent college grads from top 30 colleges. He successfully scaled business from $300k to $10m sales run rate with over 400 advisors in the field, Built category-leading brand thru NPR partnership, SEO, and media relations leading to website traffic reaching 1m visits/mo, secured large scale strategic partnerships with US News College Rankings, Fidelity, and NPR, and Grew gross margins from 30% to 50% trending to 60%+. Jon was also CEO of BiddingForGood, which is the leading charitable e-commerce marketplace with $60 million of annual gross merchandise sales comprising thousands of school/charity “sellers” and half million registered shoppers/bidders, and CEO of the FamilyEducation Network for 10 years. Now Jon leads students as a mentor at the Harvard Innovation Lab.
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