Brilliant Minds Collective

Jonathan is a senior business development executive and financial strategist who has worked in the financial services, life sciences, and technology sectors. Before joining
Waterman, he spent eight years as the CFO/COO of two SaaS, e-learning companies where he managed the administrative, business development, finance, and operations teams. Prior to entering the SaaS sector, Jonathan spent two-plus decades at Fortune 1000 companies (EY, Citibank, Manufacturers Hanover Trust) and several Silicon Valley start-ups (myCFO and Xaaps). In addition to his professional activities, Jonathan mentors six start-ups, advises and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, runs entrepreneurial summits for students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities, sits on the Episcopal Impact Fund board—and is the co-chair of the San Francisco chapter of the CFO Leadership Council. He is an emeritus trustee of the Brown University Corporation and a former member of the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation. He also supports the start-up community as a venture partner at Waterman Ventures, and as a membership/marketing committee member of the Angel Capital Association (ACA). At Waterman Ventures and the ACA, Jonathan is teaming up with leadership to build diverse pipelines of founders and investors.

Jonathan holds a BA in Political Science from Brown University and an MA in Military
History from Norwich University.