meet 200x85 team member
Jon joined the 200×85 team in the spring of 2015 to assist in building the company and helping the team achieve its long-term goals. He has nearly 25 years of experience in senior leadership positions developing and leading growth oriented strategies in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of several growth-oriented specialty manufacturing and service companies, Cerex Advanced Fabrics LLC (www.cerex.com), HarVest Consumer Insulation (www.climashield.com), Associated Steel Group, and in:ciite media (www.inciite.com) and serves on the Board of Community Threads (www.communitythreads.org), a Chicago-based upscale resale store and Provision Ministry Group (www.provision.org).
Prior to these activities, Jon was a Partner at Code, Hennessy & Simmons LLC (www.chsonline.com), a leading Chicago-based private equity firm. Jon spent 15 years with CHS, as the firm managed $1.6 billion in capital. CHS invested in majority positions in middle market manufacturing, distribution and service business
Jon grew up in Elgin, Illinois and received a B.S. in accounting from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and an M.B.A from The University of Chicago.
Jon and his wife Barbara, have two young children, Jordyn (age 13) and Joshua (age 15) who plays in the AAA Elite Midget Program for the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes. They reside in Scottsdale, Arizona during the school year and spend summers in Delavan, Wisconsin.