Jon has a distinguished record in corporate finance and private equity investing that spans nearly three decades. In his role as Managing Partner, Jon charts the overall strategic direction of Baum Capital Partners. Jon currently serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of George K. Baum & Company and as the Director of Investment Banking of George K. Baum Capital Advisors. Jon was also a Principal and key member of the investment committee for George K. Baum Capital Partners, L.P., a top-performing private equity fund that invested in growth-oriented middle-market companies throughout the United States. Jon holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University.