Jon advises AI and Cloud Infrastructure & Software companies on M&A and strategic financing transactions. He brings a rare combination of Silicon Valley entrepreneurial and executive experience, coupled with successfully spearheading the exits of multiple startups he was running. These include LiftIgniter, acquired by Maven.io, Badgeville, acquired by SAP/CallidusCloud, CloudUp Networks, acquired by CipherCloud, and XDN acquired by Fortinet. Prior to joining WCP, Jon was a successful serial CEO and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley during his 25+ year career. He has managed companies in AI, cloud infrastructure software, security, and marketing cloud SaaS products.
Early in his career he spent over 5 years working in Japan in various roles at Toshiba and in management consulting, and he later worked at Internet infrastructure bellwethers including 3Com and NetScreen/Juniper. Jon is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.