Executive Director, Commercial Growth
Jon is an Executive Director of Beckway group, focusing on front-end and top-line operating improvements for middle-market companies. His recent work has covered a dramatic breadth of topics: using big data to improve homeowner’s insurance, modernizing and digitizing marketing for home services, applying e-commerce to pawn shops, restructuring sales organizations, and extending brands into new categories. The common theme is practical growth strategy on the product-marketing-sales continuum, often through new and different business models or technology leverage. He’s equally comfortable with the smart, digital future and the analog, manual past – whatever’s best for the business.
He’s previously held similar leadership roles in diverse industries. He created a new business analytics capability for a top global advertising agency, led the strategy and business development functions for a set of consumer durables brands, and joined the initial management teams of an Internet of Things launch and several technology startups. Before those roles, he spent a significant period leading the strategy function for multiple investment banks in Asia and worked as a consulting team leader for Bain & Company in Australia.
Jon earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School, and a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Math and Physics from Wesleyan University.