Jon oversees strategy, consulting, and M&A engagements for Avascent’s aerospace, defense, government services, and technology clients worldwide. His areas of focus have included international strategy expansion, innovation and adjacent market strategies, and growth through M&A.
Prior to joining Avascent, Jon served as an Executive Director in Russell Reynolds Associates’ Aviation, Aerospace and Defense Practice. Previously, Jon held the position of Managing Director at Medley Global Advisors, a strategic consulting firm in New York and led strategic alliances at Military.com. Earlier in his career, as an Associate in Booz Allen & Hamilton’s strategy organization in New York, he focused on the development of technology, financial, and pricing strategies.
After graduating with Honors in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy, Jon began his career as an officer in the U.S. Navy, where he served as an officer on a forward deployed destroyer, a NATO fellow in Brussels, Belgium, and served in roles at the Pentagon and White House. Jon received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
He has been published in the Harvard Business Review and has been a frequent speaker on business strategy at venues such as the World Economic Forum, The Aspen Institute, and Renaissance Weekend. He is a Board member of the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, DC and is a mentor for Wounded Warriors. He served on the Aerospace & Defense Advisory Board of Fairholme Capital Management.