At the peak of a successful 25 year career at Caterpillar Inc. (including director level positions in Australia, Japan, and most recently, serving as General Manager for their new world class manufacturing facility in North Little Rock), Jon left corporate America to follow his calling of serving people that are often overlooked and under appreciated. This transition from a career focused on “success” to one that focuses on “significance” was an easy one for Jon as the common theme during his career at Caterpillar was his passion for people. Jon is known as a leader that places special attention on the “front-line” team members who are often ignored in many organizations. Through his many years of experience in all corners of the world, Jon has proven that the only sustainable competitive advantage for any organization is to become relentless in developing a team of values driven, informed and passionate people.
Driven from this passion, Jon founded his own company, VIP², (which stands for Values-driven, Informed, Passionate People). VIP², through several avenues, assists organizations with this critical journey, resulting in successful organizations and transformed lives.
Jon holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Economics from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Duke University.
Jon’s driving forces in his life are his faith, his family (wife Jennifer and three daughters, Lindsey, Taylor and Grace) and his friends.