Jon was born into a printing family and began his career as a technical illustrator and graphic designer. He has been an advertising executive for over 40 years and filled roles as creative director, partner and then principle in his own advertising, marketing, PR and design firms based in Miami and the San Francisco Bay Area. Jon is a serial entrepreneur, inventor and product designer who has developed a unique joint venture marketing and business development model of working with selective clients where he shares in the risks and rewards of their success. This has enabled him to gain an invaluable inside working knowledge of what it really takes to launch, operate, grow, merge or sell a business. He has helped launch over 100 companies in the hi-tech, consumer products, real estate, packaged goods, service, automotive and non-profit sectors and is uniquely qualified as a board member and business coach.