Partner, Valor Equity Partners
Jon is a partner and co-president of Valor and the fund manager for Valor Siren Ventures (VSV). He serves as a member of all Valor investment committees. Jon has over 20 years of experience in private equity investing. Jon’s responsibilities include fund management for VSV, as well as investment prospect generation, due diligence of potential investments, investment structuring and execution, and capital raising for both the growth fund and VSV. Jon oversees Valor’s growth fund operations team and Valor’s finance function.
Over the years, Jon has focused on investment opportunities in the food and retail technology sectors. Jon began this focus with Valor’s 2006 acquisition of Sizzling Platter. Currently, Jon is a director of several Valor growth fund and VSV portfolio companies, including Gopuff, Misfits Market, Fooda, Wow Bao, and Atmosphere.
Prior to Valor, Jon was part of MG Capital’s investment and portfolio team. During his tenure at MG Capital, Jon worked on acquisition teams focused on executing transactions in the electronic connector industry. Jon served in operational roles at MG Capital’s portfolio companies, including chief operating officer of Connector Service Corporation’s plating division, where he managed the business through 100% growth over a 12-month period. Jon also served as president of electronic plating service and chief operating officer for Amax Plating, Electronic Plating Service, and Associated Plating Company. Prior to joining MG Capital, Jon worked with Bain & Company as an associate consultant. At Bain, he worked on assignments for various Fortune 500 clients in Texas and Australia.
Jon has served on the boards of directors of several charitable organizations, including the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the Chicago Children’s Museum, and he most recently co-founded Prosper Chicago. He is the former chair of the board of trustees for the Lycée Français de Chicago.
Jon holds a BBA in accounting (with honors) from the University of Texas at Austin.