A serial entrepreneur and investor in many startups, Jonathan is currently the Chairman of Geekwire.com, the region's top technology news site, and CEO of PicMonkey the world's most popular web photo-editor. He also has the distinct honor of being the first person to sell 2 companies to Google. As the CEO of Picnik, Jonathan created a category-defining (1st search result for “photo editor”) online photo editor to profitability and reached over 60M visits a month. Prior to Picnik, Jonathan founded Phatbits which went on to become Google Gadgets.
Prior to Phatbits, Jonathan was a Senior Manager in Microsoft’s consumer division, personally delivering the next level of thought on key Microsoft properties to chairman Bill Gates and the company’s leadership, as well as driving the development of award-winning software applications, Xbox video games, and social communications applications.
Jonathan is a graduate of Whitman College.