Jon is founder and CEO of Fortress Partners Capital Management, Ltd., a private investment fund manager and community bank advisor investing in, and advising privately-owned and publicly-traded community banks across the country.
With over 50 years of experience in commercial banking, finance, and investment banking, Jon served as a director of Ovation Holdings, Inc. and of Encore Bank, Naples, Florida, and as a director of GulfShore Bancshares, Inc. and of Gulfshore Bank in Tampa, Florida. Jon serves as a director Advantage Leasing Corporation (AdvantagePlusFinancing), a privately-owned direct lender in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Jon served as chairman and a director of WELS Investment Funds, Inc., Waukesha, WI which manages over $220 million of assets for the congregations and affiliates of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Jon serves as an advisory director of CALLA, the Center for the Advancement of Lutheran Liberal Arts at Concordia University—Chicago. He also serves as an advisory director of BankMyBiz, LLC ® Milwaukee, providing innovative electronic relationship-based lending for banks nationwide and as an advisory director of Block Time Financial, LLC, Nashotah, Wisconsin, focused on providing liquidity to the Stellar ecosystem and the digitalization and frictionless transfer of assets.