Jon is Chief Content Officer at the San Francisco-based consultancy Apogii, whose clients include SanDisk, Samsung and HDMI. He’s a business advisor to Not for Sale’s social venture incubator, and most recently ran partnerships for SNT Media, a big data platform linking large national media companies with ad exchanges like OpenX, Rubicon Project and RocketFuel.
A former Triad resident, Jon was CEO of the Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network (PTEN) and director of National Outreach for Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM). During his tenure in the Triad, he advised over 1,000 start-ups, ran a regional venture forum, helped WFIRM create the regenerative medicine’s first industry alliance, and launched three NC-based conferences focused on regenerative medicine, nanotechnology and supply chains.
Jon’s primary role is content architect, linking business strategy to marketing technology and user acquisition, in both B2B and B2C environments. As a writer and editor, he’s led and collaborated on numerous thought leadership projects (books, white papers, blogs) covering angel investing, corporate social responsibility, Cloud computing and Internet infrastructure.
Jon holds a B.A. in English from Westmont College, an M.F.A in Creative Writing from UNC Greensboro and a certificate in Basic Economic Development from UNC Chapel Hill.