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Jon Paul

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

Interim Executive Management Member, Halftime Talent Solutions and Board Member, Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago.

Interim Executive Management Member, Halftime Talent Solutions and Board Member, Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Operations
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Operations

Involved In

Founder

Value Added Finance Resources

Advisor

New Moms, Inc.
Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago
Aerial Communications
Brook Furniture Rental
TMCInternational
Fair Oaks Farms
Focused Health Solutions
Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago
New Moms, Inc.

Positions

CEO Value Added Finance Resources December 1992 - present
Interim Executive Management Member Halftime Talent Solutions April 2015 - present
Treasurer and Executive Committee Member St James Lutheran Church June 2013 - present
Chairman of the Board TMCInternational October 2013 - present
Secretary Treasurer Chicago Chapter Pinnacle Forum America 2010 - present
Board Member Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago June 2014 - June 2015
Board Member New Moms, Inc. June 2011 - June 2015
Executive Director Finance Leaders Association 2001 - 2011
Treasurer St. James Lutheran Church 1994 - 2010
Interim CFO Brook Furniture Rental 2008 - 2009
Consultant Focused Health Solutions August 2001 - June 2003
Consultant Aerial Communications (T-Mobile) 1996 - 1999
CFO Vitarine Pharmaceuticals 1984 - 1991
Director of Finance and Operations Kidco 1980 - 1984
Senior Staff Accountant Arthur Andersen 1975 - 1978

Education

Harvard Business School General Management 1978 - 1980
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Accounting 1971 - 1975
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Business Accounting 1971 - 1975

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • Operations
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Individualized Learning
  • • Media
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Youth Leadership

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Fundraising • CFO • Board of directors • Financial Modeling • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

I have been part of 5 successful ventures that grew profitably and sold at handsome multiples to financial or strategic buyers. I help put the wind behind an entrepreneur's sail, bringing new insights on strategy, positioning, fundraising, boards, building key people, making connections, banking and other challenges new businesses face along the way.

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Beau D'Arcy
They're my school  •  I'm a "swing for the fences" entrepreneur who has become accustomed to the peanut butter and jelly diet in my quest for success.
Jon is a long-time entrepreneur and he has always been a great mentor to me and the rest of the HBS alumni network.
Michael Nall
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, MidMarket Alliance and Founder, Alliance of M&A Advisors.
Steve Callisher, SPHR
They're my friends  •  Vice President, The Mentor Group Inc.. Previously VP of Membership, Chicagoland's HR Association.
Jon has a solid, well rounded business background and financial expertise along with a large network. He has done a very good job building h ... is own brand and reputation.
Michael Nall
We worked together  •  Managing Partner and Co-Founder, MidMarket Alliance and Founder, Alliance of M&A Advisors.
Jon is very well connected with experts of all types
Christa Habel-March
We worked together  •  Founder/President, TMCInternational. Previously Founder/Executive Director, Teen Mother Choices.
While Jon has a wealth of experience and financial knowledge, he approach each task in a customer friendly manner. He is concerned with the ... well-being of each company he services, as well as every employee he has contact with. When an organization is going through financial difficulties, Jon works towards finding the root of the problem allowing the organization to have a fresh start!
Bill Hubbard
We worked together  •  Founder, HUBBARD BUSINESS S.A.E.--Inc..
Jon has a great decree of education and experience, skills, insight, and judgment and can and should be relied upon for key projects.