Throughout his school years, he turned his passion for magic into a successful entertainment business, performing over 250 shows per year for audiences up to 8,000 people. These performances brought him around the world, allowing Jon to perform throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.
After attending college at Babson, perennially ranked #1 for Entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report, Jon was offered a job in San Francisco to help scale video advertising startup, Virool (acquired).
The company raised the largest Seed Round in the history of Y Combinator, clocking in at over $6.6 Million in funding from Menlo Ventures, DFJ, 500 Startups, Troy Carter (Lady Gaga’s former Manager), and other prominent investors.
In less than 2 years, Jon helped scale the company to a $200 Million dollar valuation. He has driven over 1 Billion views for his clients and is the man behind some of the most viral video campaigns in history for Turkish Airlines, Disney, AT&T, Anheuser-Busch, and more.
With Jon’s extensive knowledge of viral marketing and content creation, he has launched 5 training programs and a social media agency to help business owners go viral and scale their brands.
Jacques now travels internationally to speak at some of the biggest conferences including Cannes Lions, Advertising Week, iMedia Summit, ad:tech, and MediaPost Summit. He’s trained over 20,000 people through his online courses and enthralling presentations.