Prior to joining Apex in 1997, Lon was a partner with Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), where he developed and implemented growth strategies for clients in computing, media, and telecommunications industries. He also held various operating management positions with Pacific Telesis. Lon received an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from The University of California, Davis. Lon is a board member of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, advisor to Sandbox Ventures Fund, and an active personal angel investor.