Jon is currently the CEO of the Wyoming Technology Business Center - a statewide business development program of the University of Wyoming that is developing a technology business incubator and an outreach program focused on early stage high growth companies. Prior to joining UW in July 2005, he was the CEO of an early stage medical device company which was founded in 1998 to develop and market an optical mammography device using light from lasers to image breasts. Jon led the company through three rounds of financing and the development and testing of an experimental and Alpha prototype. In addition, he helped the company obtain SBIR Phase I and Phase II funding from the National Science Foundation and Phase I funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Prior to this, Jon was the founder & CEO of The Ben Craig Center, Inc. a technology-related business incubator started in 1986 associated with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He led the Center through its start-up phase, the development of a new 50,000 sq. ft. facility in 1990, and the establishment of a European subsidiary in 1993. Prior to the Ben Craig Center, Jon was a Program Manager with the National Science Foundation from 1979 to 1982. Jon received his BA from Miami University and his MA and Ph.D degrees from The Ohio State University.