Xinfu Ventures, Advisor and Business Consultant
Jonathan is an advisor to Xinfu and works with Xinfu’s clients to help them develop winning strategies and business models for outperformance.
Jonathan has been involved in the development and/or growth of more than a dozen consumer businesses spanning the telecommunications, technology and transportation (aviation, rail, commercial spaceflight) sectors.
For 15 years Jonathan worked closely with Sir Richard Branson, one of the world’s most inspiring and prolific entrepreneurs. He held several senior positions at Virgin Group, ultimately being appointed CEO of Virgin Group North America, where he oversaw the development of the Virgin brand and portfolio in the region.
Of particular note, Jonathan was an early executive at commercial spaceflight venture Virgin Galactic, a co-founder of The Spaceship Company, and was heavily involved in the financing, launch, growth of US domestic airline Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA, acquired by Alaska Airlines). He served on the boards of all three companies as well as the board of Virgin Atlantic and others.
Jonathan left Virgin in 2013 to lead Filip Technologies, creator of an award-winning wearable phone and locator for kids. After the business was sold in 2016, Jonathan set up TriBeCa Advisory Partners to work with clients on strategy, innovation, business development and business model optimization.
Jonathan mentors entrepreneurs at leading business accelerator Techstars, and is a co-owner of the San Francisco Deltas professional soccer team. Originally from the U.K., he is a graduate of the University of Warwick and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London. He lives in New York City with his wife and young daughter.