CEO and founder, foundry capital
Jon is the president and founder of Foundry Capital; the company works closely with investors to put primary credit investment into high quality companies, including secured and subordinated credit, mezzanine and equity finance. Foundry has financed over $1 billion among twenty companies internationally since 2005. He served as the managing partner of Foundry Film Partners II, LLC, offering capital solutions to the media sector, particularly in film, television, and music. Previously, he was a mergers and acquisitions specialist at SG Warburg and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. He routinely speaks on the latest trends in film financing at major industry conferences and panels, such as the UCLA Law Center Entertainment symposium and the Paul Kagan Media and Entertainment conference. Jon is a magna cum laude graduate of The Honors College at The University of Michigan and has an MBA from Harvard University.
As an investment banker, Jon worked on many large cross-border mergers and privatizations, including Ford's purchase of Jaguar, Merck and Johnson & Johnson's acquisition of ICI US consumer health care business, and the privatization of the Mexican government's steel assets.
A private equity and venture investor by day, Jon is a passionate traveler and dedicated foodie. Until recently he was based in Paris, living in the 7eme arrondissement, a deux pas from the Champs Mars and the market stalls of the Rue Cler. Ein supports philanthropic work mainly focused on results based economic development, including Millennium Villages Project and Generation Rwanda. He has sponsored and co-founded Global Farms, a new agriculture execution platform to help large investors and sovereign entities execute large scale agriculture investment programs in a profitable and socially responsible way.