Jon joined Brentwood in 2011. He serves as a Director of Pacific Catch and Upward Projects and is also active in the corporate development efforts of Lazy Dog Restaurants, SAXX Underwear and Veggie Grill. Jon was also active in the corporate development efforts and sale of Allen Edmonds, J.McLaughlin, Pacific Island Restaurants and Spectrum Clubs, and the corporate development efforts and initial public offering for Zoës Kitchen (NYSE: ZOES).
Prior to joining Brentwood, Jon spent over eight years at Investcorp International Inc., where he focused on private equity investing and portfolio company management in a variety of industries. His experience prior to Investcorp includes a year on the Luce Scholars Program working with the Thailand government on small business development, two years as a Research Associate at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a non-profit formed by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter that focuses on driving business development in America’s inner cities, and two years as an Analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he focused on debt and equity financing and leveraged buyout opportunities.
He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a dual bachelor’s degree in finance and legal studies from the Wharton School of Business.