Jon joined SPMB in 2013 to found our Rocky Mountains Search Practice and open our first office outside of California. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Jon and his team focus on a client base spanning Boulder, Denver, Salt Lake City and Austin. Prior to SPMB, Jon was Head of Recruiting for Rally Software, helping the company scale globally both pre- and post-IPO. His early career spanned a range of recruiting roles for high tech, high growth companies in Colorado, including several years running his own recruiting company. Jon is originally from Connecticut. He earned a BA in Geology from Franklin & Marshall College, and moved to Colorado to earn his MS in Petroleum Geology. Upon arriving in Colorado, Jon immediately knew he was home and has been there ever since.
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!