Jon is a man on a mission: he is committed to using science and technology to create life-changing longevity and health solutions that empower people to live the longest, healthiest lives possible.
At 53 years of age, Jon feels more alive and vibrant than ever--and he intends to keep it that way. A health and fitness enthusiast who has completed multiple ultra-endurance events, including five IronMan Triathlons and multiple ultra-distance trail running and swimming events, Jon understands the importance of giving his body what it needs to thrive. It was this passion for optimal performance that first sparked his interest in scientific research relating to health, wellness, aging, and longevity.
In 2015, Jon was the first to identify that the lifespan predictive epigenetic technology developed by Dr. Steve Horvath at UCLA was applicable to the global longevity industry. He exclusively licensed Dr. Horvath’s DNA Methylation Mortality Prediction (M-Panel) technology and launched FOXO, the world’s first longevity company.
Focused on using molecular-level insights and bioinformatics to help people stay healthier longer while extending their lifespans, FOXO is Jon’s answer to the disease of aging. When people have access to molecular-level health and aging insights, they’re empowered to make more informed choices that benefit their health. As part of this focus on overall health and longevity, Jon is also passionate about developing products that help people build a legacy that will stand the test of time.
Thanks to innovative scientists like Dr. David Sinclair and cutting-edge advancements in molecular biology, machine learning, data science, and biohacking, epigenetics has finally begun to take its rightful place in popular culture. As the scientific research community begins to approach aging as a disease, Jon expects an increased focus on longevity and is excited to support and encourage new applications to advance the science.
Before becoming obsessed with advancing human lifespan and healthspan, Jon was a successful entrepreneur and financial professional focused on business development, investment banking, and corporate taxation. He holds a Doctor of Law (J.D.) from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Colorado.