Oct - 14 - 2019


16343 Marietta Run Rd.

Amesville, Ohio  45701

Jon Bennett

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(740) 551-9668



MBA – Consulting focus, BBA –Management & Strategic Leadership, Finance, Marketing

27 years of work experience ranging from software engineering and digital hardware design to technical management (CTO/Director of Development). Ten-years of management experience through the ‘dot-com’ era.


Areas of Strength

  • Management Consulting
  • Business Planning / Analysis
  • Innovation Management
  • Change Management
  • Client Interaction
  • Analytical Thinking / Problem Solving
  • Financial Modeling / Analysis
  • Startup / Entrepreneurial Environments
  • Technical Team Management
  • Job Description Development




MBA, Ohio University

BBA, Management and Strategic Leadership, Finance, Marketing, Ohio University

Experience and Accomplishments


Management and Supervision

  • Grew a ‘dot-com’ from concept to $3+ million in revenue
  • Evaluated new and emerging technologies for business fit and revenue potential
  • Built and managed software development and quality control teams and systems
  • Provided technical component of sales presentations to corporate executives for sales team
  • Delivered new products/features from concept to market introduction
  • Collaborated with finance to plan product development strategies to maximize R&D tax credits and development capitalization plan


  •  Provided feasibility studies, business strategy analysis, financial analysis, and recommendations to multiple companies as part of Small Business Development Center (SBCD) component of Small Business Administration
  • Performed Strategic Management Consulting as part of the George Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
  • Directed a mixed team of corporate and customer developers to design and implement a custom medical information database and reporting system
  •  Provided Unix training classes for internal AT&T personnel

Technical Literacy and Skills

  • MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, Project, Exceptionally skilled with Excel (VBA programming)
  • Statistical Packages: Minitab, SPSS
  • Financial Modeling, Financial Decision Analysis, Monte Carlo simulation
  • Databases: SQL-based systems including MySQL
  • Historic Technical Skills: Embedded programming in Assembler (Intel and Motorola platforms), C, C++, Unix / Linux system administration and programming, digital hardware design, SMT circuit board layout, process controls, component-level avionics test and repair, test system design for the aerospace industry, SQL


Recent Employment History


Consultant / Researcher - Appalachian Regional Entrepreneurship Group/Small Business Development Center

VOINOVICH SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP & PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (2007-2008, 2011)

2007-2008: Student researcher; 2011: MBA Consultant


  • Prepared business/marketing plans for a diverse range of small businesses
  • Conducted industry, market and competitive research in production of plans
  • Created presentations and presented findings to clients


Chief Technology Officer/Director of Development

NETSURFER, INC., Atlanta, Georgia (1995–2005)
Internet software company with staff of 30+ and annual revenues of $3+ million


  •  Played an integral role in company growth, building revenue from $300,000 to over $3 million
  •  Spearheaded re-engineering of product lines on two occasions to better serve new target market
  • Created internal software tools to aid in product delivery and revenue recognition
  • Developed and managed Development and QA departments


Managing Consultant

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, INC., Decatur, Georgia (1992–1995)
Custom computer database application company


  • Directed a mixed team of IMI and customer developers to design and implement custom database software for specific business needs
  • Worked closely with customers in development of specifications
  • Negotiated development costs
  • Directed customer personnel through design, implementation, testing and rollout of software packages


Educational Honors

  • Beta Gamma Sigma (AACSB Honor Society) (2008, 2011)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (2008)


Professional Involvement

  • American Marketing Association (2006–2010)
  • Society for Advancement of Management (Ohio Management Group) (2006–2010)


Community Involvement & Activities

  • Copeland Cares – Volunteer work sending care packages to OU students, faculty and staff serving in the armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Model Aircraft Science education for children in association with BARCC (Radio Control Aircraft Club)


International Travel Experience

Extensive international travel for both business and pleasure includes Denmark, Sweden, Holland, England, Scotland, Bahamas, Lesser Antilles (Bonaire), Puerto Rico, Korea and China


Resume in PDF format here.

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