Jon joined Norwest in 2009 and brings more than 23 years of investment experience to his role as Managing Partner and Co-head of the Growth Equity team. Jon is one of three managing partners responsible for the firm, which has 16 investment partners and more than $12.5 billion in capital under management. Based in Norwest’s Palo Alto office, Jon is focused on investing across a wide range of sectors, with a particular interest in information services, software, internet, and consumer companies.
His current investments include Avetta (recapitalized by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe), Clarus Commerce, Classy, CoreLogic, Cority (recapitalized by Thoma Bravo), Topo Athletic, VanMoof, Vuori, Wine Access, and YipitData. Jon was previously involved with 1010data (acquired by Advance), Appriss, Infutor (acquired by Verisk), Manta Media (acquired by Boostability), Rainmaker – Hospitality (acquired by Cendyn), Rainmaker – Multifamily (acquired by RealPage), The Retail Equation (acquired by Appriss), and Turnitin (acquired by Advance).
Prior to joining Norwest, Jon was a Director at Goldman Sachs, where he headed the San Francisco, California office for the firm’s Americas Special Situations Group. Before Goldman Sachs, Jon spent 10 years at TA Associates in Menlo Park, a private equity firm with $47.5+ billion in capital under management. Earlier in his career, Jon worked at the global advertising agency Leo Burnett USA, where he managed strategy and campaign management for several Fortune 500 companies.
Jon obtained his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Harvard College, where he was a member of the Varsity Swim Team. Jon also serves on the board of the USA Swimming Foundation.