As owner & CIO, Jon oversees the strategic technical direction of Guidance, and has a hand in setting and achieving the Guidance vision for the future. Key initiatives include enhancing and expanding the firm's Web 2.0 expertise, managed services and business intelligence offerings, while continuing to build on Guidance's position as a leader in eCommerce. Jon has been with Guidance since 1999, creating Web technology solutions for a range of companies - including Relax the Back, The Getty, Foot Locker, Universal Television and Networks, and Weider Publications.
Under his leadership, Guidance was honored with the 2011 and 2012 Magento Partner Excellence Award in "recognition for their achievement…for the innovation, creativity and quality they demonstrated in the Magento Enterprise sites they implemented."
Jon also oversees Guidance Green, a company-wide initiative to operate as an environmentally aware carbon-neutral company. He helped Guidance achieve carbon neutrality in August 2007 - a full 18 months ahead of the company's goal - and is overseeing the implementation of a host of actions within Guidance that will help create a sustainable environment. He contributes to the company's Green blog at http://guidancegreen.tumblr.com.
Prior to Guidance, Jon was a managing principal consultant for Oracle Corporation. While there, he managed the implementation of Oracle's suite of multi-organizational manufacturing applications for Havas Interactive. He also was responsible for the design, implementation and testing of multiple manufacturing modules for the HID Corporation, including those affecting inventory, bills of material, work in progress, engineering, cost management and material planning.
Jon's eCommerce expertise is well recognized in the industry and he has presented at several conferences and webinars:
Retail Online Integration Retail Marketing Virtual Conference & Expo - July 18, 2013
New Digital Technologies for Retailers
IRCE 2013 - June 6, 2013
How to Migrate to a New eCommerce Platform
Fashion Digital Los Angeles – May 16, 2013
Beating Amazon with Inspiration-based Commerce? Yes It's Possible!
Magento Webinar - March 30, 2011
Building Cause-Based eCommerce Solutions
MediaChase Webinar - December 15, 2010
MediaChase Best Practices
In.Telligent 2008 Social Computing Conference
October 20-22, 2008
Jon earned a Bachelor's degree in social sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master of science in design, analysis, and management of information systems from the London School of Economics.