Before starting BlueSmoke, Jonathan was senior vice president, corporate strategy and innovation, at Beazer Homes USA, where he was responsible for strategic planning, market research, operational performance management, and Beazer's comprehensive customer experience program.
Prior to the strategy role, Jonathan spent almost 5 years leading Beazer's technology. As the CIO at Beazer, he was directly responsible for the company's technology strategy including their award winning customer-facing web sites, beazer.com and mybeazerhome.com, as well as the delivery and support of all of Beazer's technology and systems. Under his leadership, Beazer was recognized as a technology innovator in the home building industry.
While Jonathan was a senior executive at the company, Beazer was the sixth largest homebuilder in the country, based on number of homes closed. Beazer was also a Fortune 500 company.
Prior to Beazer, Jonathan served as a principal in the Global IT practice of Lend Lease Corporation, an Australian based construction, real estate, and financial services company where he was responsible for ebusiness strategy and initiatives. Prior to Lend Lease, Jonathan worked for Deloitte & Touche in its management consulting divisions. During his last two years of consulting, he was a Senior Manager in the Management Solutions & Services, where he was a national leader of the real estate operations and systems consulting practice.
Jonathan is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Religious Studies in 1991. He is also a graduate of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, with a Master of Business Administration degree.