Jon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University. He has been published in AdAge and is a regular Search Engine Watch contributor. In 2014, he was named to the TechWeek 100 list and he currently serves on the board of the Illinois Technology Association (ITA).
Since Jon founded SIM Partners in January 2006, the company has grown from a small search agency to become the premiere provider of local marketing automation technology for enterprise brands. As CEO, Jon leads the strategic direction and operations of the company to drive employee, customer and shareholder satisfaction.
Jon is a digital marketing veteran and innovator in the local digital marketing space. For nearly twenty years, his passion for technology and marketing have driven innovative solutions for numerous Fortune 500 clients. As Co-CEO for Proceed Interactive, Jon led the agency’s transformation from start-up to search marketing industry leader with over $9M in billings (2004). As director of client services at iCrossing (2005), Jon drove client satisfaction, retention, and revenue growth for iCrossing’s central region.
As CEO and founder of SIM Partners, Jon and his team are pioneering the future of digital marketing for national brands at a local level. The company’s Velocity technology is a SaaS-based local marketing automation platform that helps enterprise brands — with hundreds to thousands of locations — drive customer acquisition…everywhere.