Jon is a founding partner of Ignition Capital and also a founder of Qiming Ventures and Ignition Ventures. Jon represents Ignition Capital on the boards of Wireless Maritime Services (a joint venture with AT&T, and our portfolio company MTN Satellite Communications, a leading provider of global networks at sea, on land and in the air). His expertise is in the areas of finance and operations.
Jon spent nine years at Microsoft Corporation, most recently as General Manager of Worldwide Business Strategy reporting to Steve Ballmer and as Corporate Controller. He was integral to the development of the internal business systems that Microsoft uses today to monitor its business on a daily basis. Jon led the creation of the company’s current P&L, measurement and competitive reporting systems. Jon led efforts that made changes to business models for core products that lead to multi-billion-dollar profit contributions. Jon led or was a core member of the teams leading company acquisitions including the company’s first email product, Microsoft Mail, FoxPro, Visio and the company’s proposed merger with Intuit. He led a team responsible for development and execution of Microsoft’s volume licensing programs, an $8 billion business. He also led the group that designed all of Microsoft enterprise licensing and pricing schemes. Prior to joining Microsoft, Jon was a CPA and Senior Manager with Deloitte & Touche, where he led the team that served Microsoft from its very early stages through its initial public offering.
Jon is a CPA and attended the University of Oregon and received his degree in business administration from Central Washington University.