Jonathan P. Spira

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Jonathan Spira has been building and managing companies in the internet, technology and consumer industries for the past 20 years. Jonathan has helped internet, enterprise software, wireless communications, and consumer-product companies grow dramatically and profitably, while building significant value for investors.

A finance and operations executive, Mr. Spira specializes in building high-growth, dynamic technology firms. Jonathan has served as chief financial officer at publicly-traded online video advertising firm blnkx plc (LON:BLNX), Web 2.0 software company Kapow Technologies, wireless networking pioneer Packethop, EDA software developer Atrenta, web-based CRM solution provider ePeople, and Autonomy Corp., a publicly-traded enterprise software developer (LON:AU), where Jonathan spearheaded a successful million IPO in 1998.

Before serving as a CFO, Mr. Spira held senior finance and planning positions at Walt Disney Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Nestlé Food Company and worked as a consultant in Peat Marwick’s Merger & Acquisition practice.

As a consultant, Jonathan has provided executive coaching and part-time CFO / COO services, has worked with management teams to guide their companies to profitability and helped his clients successfully manage early-stage growth before they were ready to bring a full-time Chief Financial Officer onto the team.

An avid historic car and vintage motorsports enthusiast, Mr. Spira is a three-time Chair of the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, the longest continuously running classic car show in the United States.

Jonathan earned a Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University, where he was also awarded the university's Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kenyon College.

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