CEO & Co-Founder
“My passion is helping investors achieve better outcomes by identifying and circumventing their biases through education and transparency, as well as by designing efficient, high-efficacy investment processes.”
Jon’s passion for helping others achieve their full potential permeates throughout his work both in and out of the office.
Professionally, it has driven him to create investment strategies that help investors sidestep the personal biases that can lead them to abandon a sound financial plan during periods of euphoria or fear.
He began his career as a trader and market maker at Bear Stearns before serving as an equity research analyst with Prudential Equity Group. In 2003, he began collaborating with fellow Blueprint founder Brandon Langley. They partnered to create a quantitative alternative investment firm, Robinson-Langley Capital Management, in 2006. Their work demonstrated the efficacy of systematic investment strategies, but they became disillusioned with the “black box” that surrounded many similar models they saw available to financial advisors.
Jon and Brandon decided to shine a light on the black box and transform it into a simple, transparent cube when they launched Blueprint in 2013. The goal was to package systematic, repeatable, and rules-based investment tools as strategies that are highly accessible for financial advisors to use in their practices.
As CEO of Blueprint, Jon is intentional about extending the firm’s focus on transparency beyond investing by cultivating a culture of honesty, integrity, and generosity.
The same principles are roots for his life outside the office. He’s a family man who spends his free time with his wife and three children. Additionally, he:
- attends Westover Church
- serves on the Board for Priority One Greensboro
- is the North Carolina State Coordinator for Marked Men for Christ
- gives back to his alma mater on the Department of Economics Board of Advisors for the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- is on the board of the Spartan Leadership Foundation
Jon earned bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.