Over the last 15+ years, Jon has been a pioneer in conceptualizing and producing award winning, high profile media content. His specialty is creating cutting edge content for multiple platforms that include branded content, online original video, documentary, reality television, independent film, broadcast and social media content. Jon has a flawless track record working with world class creative agencies and Fortune 500 companies which include Yahoo!, Travelocity, Real Time with Bill Maher, Sony, CNN, The Charlie Rose Show, Fox, Nissan, The White House, The Democratic Party, Casio, AT&T, Cisco, HP, Dell, Politico, Getty Film, Australian Tourist Board, 60 minutes, Bloomberg, Palm, Macy’s, Leapfrog, Bloomingdales, Elmwood Reclaimed Timber, Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association, The Whole Person , Cefla and Kansas City Academy.
In the past several years, Jon collaborated with Oscar and Emmy award winning filmmakers on several independent projects. Prior experience includes 4 years as a director, producer and editor at Yahoo!. Jon played a hands-on, key role in establishing Yahoo! as a forerunner in original online video productions. This was Yahoo’s first step into original TV style series (webisodes) productions. He directed and produced 5 original shows while at Yahoo! focusing on topics such as travel, lifestyle, subcultures, music, news, and politics. He’s worked with TV hosts Bill Maher, Charlie Rose and Richard Bangs.
Jon’s last project at Yahoo! was creating a video profile of the President of the United States in the White House Roosevelt Room. It was the first time in history a sitting president conducted an interview solely for the internet. This project was a tremendous success and received international attention and millions of video streams.
In 1998, Jon was a video producer for the world’s first e-commerce website with broadcast film footage. The company was acquired by Getty Film in 2000. He has also produced, directed and edited two documentaries and several short films. Jon’s last documentary entitled, Sonny, premiered in the 2012 Oxford Film Festival.