“Because leaders want to build confidence about the future, they need to discover a new bottom line, one focused on creating value through people and organization.”
Jon recently led the RBL Strategic HR practice until this year. Beginning in 2013, he shifted to a part time contribution as Emeritus Principal, consulting and teaching for a select number of firm clients in the areas of HR transformation, organization effectiveness, change management, and leadership development, and speaking on these topics to corporate executive audiences.
Jon’s career has been a mix of consulting, executive management, and HR leadership. Prior to joining The RBL Group, he was Chief Learning and Talent Officer of one of the largest U.S. based financial services organizations. For the dozen years prior, he was a co-founder and Managing Partner of the Novations Group, a strategy implementation and leadership development firm, and led the Novations New York office. He was also the executive vice president and COO of NetValue U.S., the internet firm, and led a global internal consulting team for Exxon Corporation.
Jon teaches in the executive education faculties of the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, and chairs the annual ISB-NHRD talent management conference. he is the co-author of four books and many articles and book chapters with Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood, Wayne Brockbank and others. His Ph.D. in Organization and Social Psychology is from the University of Toronto. He and his wife Carolyn live in Short Hills, N.J. Their sons are out in the world.