Executive Director, Business Growth
As LUMA Institute’s Executive Director of Business Growth, Jon helps organizations around the globe position themselves to become more innovative. Jon’s unique combination of design fluency and business acumen allow for strategic collaborations with clients that yield high-performing custom innovation programs. As one client put it, “LUMA really demonstrated the ability to look at our challenges and aspirations and put our interests first.”
Jon has years of front-line experience in teaching and applying Design Thinking as a lead instructor and facilitator since LUMA’s inception in 2010. In that capacity he has traveled the globe conducting world-class education experiences and facilitated sessions for multinational clients in places like China, Singapore, India and Australia.
Prior to joining LUMA, Jon was a highly sought after Design Strategist at MAYA Design. In this role, Jon helped clients apply design thinking to tame complex business problems in diverse domains such as healthcare, energy, finance and consumer products. Some of his past clients include Bayer, Honeywell, Cisco, Whirlpool and Merrill Lynch.
Jon is an experienced innovator with years of product management experience and is at his best when coaching or leading teams through interdisciplinary and iterative processes. He loves to work with clients to envision and achieve success as innovators in their fields.