Jon is a Partner at SPMB, founder of the firm’s Colorado office, and a seasoned executive recruiter and global talent acquisition leader with 20+ years of experience in the industry. He and his team recruit CEOs and all functional reports to the CEO for PE-backed growth companies across the country, with a particular focus on high-growth Tech hubs beyond Silicon Valley, including Boulder, Denver, Salt Lake City, Austin, Seattle, and beyond.
Jon’s primary areas of focus include placing CEOs, as well as Go to Market (CRO, CMO, Customer Success) and Product Development (CTO, CPO) leadership. His breadth of cross-functional recruiting expertise has provided him with a reputation for being a long-term, trusted partner with the proven capability to build out comprehensive executive teams for his clients over time. As his clients evolve and mature, Jon has placed complimentary, and successfully later-stage, leadership to support his clients’ growth, in many cases building out entire leadership teams for the same client.
Jon has been working in executive search for almost a decade. Prior to joining SPMB, he was the Global Recruitment leader for two of Colorado’s top technology companies, Webroot (acquired) and Rally Software (IPO, acquired). The bulk of Jon’s professional career blends recruitment strategy development and execution for high-growth technology companies, focused on driving scale and leadership transformations globally.
Jon holds a BA degree from Franklin & Marshall College and an MS in Petroleum Geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. When he’s not busy placing top talent, Jon enjoys trail running, mountain biking, skiing, and spending time with his family.
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What’s the most non-traditional job you’ve ever had?
Just one? I’ve had many…summers in Connecticut meant lots of odd jobs…ice cream man (yes, I drove the truck!), fishmonger, buffet waiter at a casino (why do you need waiters at a buffet? Good question.), dishwasher, cook, bartender…Whatever it took to put some money in my pocket and stay out of trouble!
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
My middle name is Earth (hippie parents, what can I say?)
What are your 3 favorite books?
The Boys in the Boat; The Emerald Mile; Any book by Malcolm Gladwell
What 3 movies could you watch again and again?
Old School, Superbad, Super Troopers
Who would you trade places with for one month?
Fighter pilot…can’t help it…I saw Top Gun as a kid…would love to know what it feels like to fly one of those jets!