Jon brings to NVP more than 15 years of investment experience. Based in NVP’s Palo Alto office, Jon is focused on investing across a wide range of sectors including information services, software, business services, financial services and consumer. His current investments include 1010data, Clarus Marketing Group, FreeShipping.com, Manta Media, PICS Auditing, The Rainmaker Group, The Retail Equation and ToPo Athletic.
Prior to joining NVP, Jon was a Director at Goldman Sachs, where he headed the San Francisco, California office for the firm’s Americas Special Situations Group. In this role, he focused on growth equity investments from $15 million to $200 million across a variety of industries, while leading all aspects of the deal process.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, Jon spent nearly 10 years at TA Associates in Menlo Park, a private equity firm with $16 billion in capital under management. He began his tenure at TA as an Associate in the Technology practice in 1998 and soon progressed to become a Vice President. Later on as a Principal, he led TA’s West Coast Business Services Practice. During his career, Jon has worked with such companies as 5.11 Tactical, Asurion, Babcock Jenkins, Circle Graphics, CoreLogic (CLGX), Logistics Health, TogetherSoft, Voyant Technologies and WebSideStory.
Earlier in his career, Jon spent two years at Leo Burnett USA, a global advertising agency, where he managed strategy development and campaign management for several Fortune 500 companies.
Jon obtained his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Harvard College.
2009 - Current (over 8 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (7)Update
|Mar, 2016||Medgate||$100M / Venture (Lead)||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Jan, 2013||Avetta (formerly PICS)||$35M / Venture (Lead)||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Oct, 2012||The Rainmaker Group||$33.8M / Venture (Lead)||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Apr, 2012||Manta||$44M / Venture (Lead)||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Mar, 2010||1010data||$35M / Venture (Lead)||Norwest Venture Partners - NVP|
|Mar 23, 2016||PE HUB - Norwest leads strategic funding of Medgate|
|Mar 23, 2016||PE HUB - Norwest Venture Partners sells Clarus Commerce|
|Mar 23, 2016||Business Wire - Pioneer of Pre-Paid Shipping and Cashback Movement Clarus Commerce Acquired through Trivergance Led Transaction to Further Scale Platform|
|Aug 3, 2015||Business Wire - Advance Acquires 1010data for $500 Million|
|Apr 2, 2012||TechCrunch - Online Community For Small Businesses Manta Raises $44M From Norwest Venture Partners|