Originally from Boston, Jon has more than 25 years of experience developing innovative strategies for leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in North America and Europe. He has developed results-oriented investor relations programming for more than 200 companies and led or played a significant role in mergers, acquisitions, divestments, corporate alliances, licensing arrangements, corporate restructurings, and operational turnarounds for some of the leading companies in the industry. He has extensive experience working with analysts, investors, regulatory bodies, and government entities. Jon’s background includes initiating and growing collaborations with leading universities, medical centers, government agencies, regulatory bodies, international foundations, and industry trade organizations. When not working, Jon enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, kayaking, and mountain biking. He holds a B.A. in English from Lake Forest College, as well as an MBA and a certificate in Technology Commercialization from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.