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Jon Lunardi

Entrepreneur • Advisor Washington D.C. Metro Area, US

I run ScholarVets.com and PlayTimes.org.

I run ScholarVets.com and PlayTimes.org.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

ServingVETS.com
Military Job Networks
SINAPSE Consulting Inc.
University of Oklahoma IT Department - SINAPSE Project
University of Oklahoma IT Department - Sooner Information Network

Advisor

Tennis Central
VisitDays
The Veteran Central Foundation

Positions

CEO PlayTimes.org January 2015 - present
CEO ScholarVets.com January 2016 - present
CEO and Co-Founder ServingVETS.com May 2014 - present
CEO GameTimez.com January 2015 - May 2015
CEO and Co-Founder Military Job Networks March 2013 - November 2014
Board Member The Veteran Central Foundation November 2011 - May 2014
President and Executive Director of DC Sooners Alumni club University of Oklahoma January 2007 - December 2011
President of IT Solutions & Co-Owner VeteranCentral.com / AxHill LLC October 2009 - November 2011
Product Marketing Senior Manager for Blackboard Learn Community Engagement Portal Blackboard Inc. January 2008 - November 2010
Product Strategy Senior Manager for Blackboard Learn Competitive Positioning Blackboard December 2005 - December 2007
Founder and CEO SINAPSE Consulting Inc. May 2003 - November 2005
Founder and Director University of Oklahoma IT Department - SINAPSE Project May 2002 - August 2003
Founder and Director University of Oklahoma IT Department - Sooner Information Network May 2000 - May 2002
President IB Collectin - Integrated Business Core at the University of Oklahoma College of Business January 1999 - May 1999
Systems Hardware Installer and Technician TCS Computer Services January 1995 - January 1999

Education

The Unversity of Oklahoma Business Administration, Management and Operations, Information Systems, Marketing 1997 - 2002

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Angel investing
  • • Laravel
  • • PHP Developer
  • • User Experience Design
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Games
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • On-Demand
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Design • E-Commerce • E-Learning • Marketing Strategy • Software Architecture

Key Accomplishments

I am a serial internet entrepreneur. I have created 13 companies since I was 18. I know how to create both non profit and for profit organizations and the pros/cons of both. I am most passionate about software architecture/design and marketing a startup until it is generating significant revenues. I worked at Blackboard Inc. for 5 years in their product strategy / marketing department, which makes me an expert in all things e-learning. I have 11,000 LinkedIn connections, many of which are in higher education and the US Military veteran networks. I worked in the Pentagon, for the Army, for 4 years and have extensive knowledge in the veteran space.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I love to meet in person, however I am extremely effective at working with others in a virtual environment as well. I use email, phone calls, web conferencing, and Trello to communicate and collaborate with cofounders.

As an Advisor

I ask a lot of questions so please have answers ready! I don't like to waste time as time is the most valuable commodity. I like to introduce people to others from my large LinkedIn network.

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Vouches Received

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Vouches Given

Think Jon is awesome?
Vouch for them.

Brad Seraphin
We worked together  •  Chief Marketing Officer, CuriousMinds.com. Previously Keyword Optimization Contractor, Dex One.
Would be? He already is a great entrepreneur (see his resume).
Andrew Nachison
They're my friends  •  Digital media, civic and social venture catalyst. Founder, We Media. Dartmouth College grad.
I've known Jonathon for several years. There's clearly a market for his big idea, as well as competition. Against difficult odds he has rema ... ined focused, committed and driven to launch the business - and to make a difference to the community of military veterans he aims to serve. As an investor, advisor, mentor or prospective co-founder, I'd want to see that kind of dedication in a CEO.
Tanuja Paruchuri
Founder & CEO, Love Bites by Tanuja and Founder, The Love Your Body Project. The University of Texas at Austin grad.

Jeff Smith

Jeff will make an awesome entrepreneur.