Mr. Jones is currently Chairman of Wasserstein & Co. He was CEO since the firm’s formation in 2001 through 2012. He has over 25 years of experience in investment banking and private equity and has been responsible for building and overseeing both industry and product groups at major investment banking firms. Previously, Mr. Jones was Head of West Coast Investment Banking at Wasserstein Perella and, prior to that, was Managing Director at Salomon Brothers from 1988 through 1994. He began his career at The First Boston Corporation. 


He recently served on the Boards of Directors of Harry & David, Encompass Digital Media, and Access Scientific. Also, Mr. Jones served on the Board of Directors of Lazard and previously served on the Boards of Directors of Meyer Material, Odwalla, All-Clad, and IMAX, among other Wasserstein companies.  Mr. Jones currently serves on the board of the health food company, Forager Project, Inc., as well as on the advisory boards of a number of investment firms.  He also serves on, and was formerly Chairman, of the Advisory Board of the Yale School of Management and is on the Board of the Cate School.


Mr. Jones received his MBA from the Yale School of Management and his B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley.



Our Team

 Britt Dannenman     Investing & Research

Britt Dannenman    Investing & Research

 Robey Miller     Investing & Research

Robey Miller    Investing & Research

 Fen Zhao     Program Coordinator

Fen Zhao    Program Coordinator

 Nick Grouf   General Partner

Nick Grouf  General Partner

 Nate Redmond     General Partner

Nate Redmond    General Partner

 Haitham El Mengad     Software Engineer

Haitham El Mengad    Software Engineer

 Vikas Gupta     Entrepreneur in Residence

Vikas Gupta    Entrepreneur in Residence

 Dayo Fashoro     Operations Lead

Dayo Fashoro    Operations Lead

 Loui Smith     Offer Manager & Adminstrative Assistant

Loui Smith    Offer Manager & Adminstrative Assistant

 Jill O'Neal     Controller

Jill O'Neal    Controller