FOUNDER, RISE INTERACTIVE
Jon Morris is the founder of Rise Interactive and is a member of its board of directors. Morris is also a strategic Advisor for Quad, Rise’s parent company. Under Morris’ leadership, Rise received recognition for excellence in client service, innovative marketing campaigns, and commitment to culture, including acknowledgment from Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies (nine-time winner), Ad Age (Best Places to Work in Advertising), Fortune Magazine, and more. Morris has been personally recognized as a leader in technology and innovation on the Techweek100 list and the Crain’s Chicago Tech 50 list. As a leader in the digital marketing community, Morris has mentored several entrepreneurs, with a significant focus on those participating in the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, where Rise itself got its start. Morris has shared his expertise as a guest speaker, presenting on main stages and at workshops and webinars for organizations such as Search Marketing Expo, Search Engine Strategies, American Marketing Association, Chicago Booth, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Forrester Research, Online Marketing Summit, iStrategy, and Vistage. Morris earned a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and an MBA with high honors from Chicago Booth, where he graduated first in his class.