President, Diginex Americas
Jon is President of Diginex Americas based in New York, where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Americas business. As an investor, lawyer and entrepreneur with 25 years of experience across the US, Japan, Korea and China, he has developed a global network of strategic relationships. Previously, he was President at iCash, the first ever smart contract adjudication protocol for blockchain transactions. Prior to that, he was a Director in Deutsche Bank’s principal finance (special situations) group, leading the sourcing and structuring of bespoke transactions across a wide spectrum of sectors and asset classes. Before that, he worked at Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers in the Leveraged Finance Group. Jon started his finance career as an attorney at Latham & Watkins representing financial institutions in leveraged finance transactions. Since 2008, he has run his own management company, Ares Group, representing iconic celebrities, athletes and sports properties in the US, Asia and Europe. Jon holds an AB degree in Government from Harvard College, and a dual-degree JD/MBA from Columbia Law & Business Schools. He is also a Board Member of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.