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Jonathan Maroko


Jonathan Maroko has 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. His investment banking and hedge fund background give him a unique perspective in valuing businesses across sectors and in understanding and recognizing patterns of successful businesses and management teams.

Jonathan Maroko has 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. An investment banking and hedge fund background has given him a unique perspective in valuing businesses across sectors and in understanding and recognizing patterns of successful businesses and management teams. He has extensive experience in leading finance teams, serving as a strategic advisor to CEOs, creating and executing growth plans, building complex financial models and forecasts, creating investor presentations, conducting due diligence, and managing business risks for companies.

On the startup side, Jonathan has done CFO work for a global experiential exhibition AR/VR company, a D2C men’s health company, a medical diagnostics company, and a B2B company in the low-code/no-code space. He also advised a B2B company in the digital signage software space during its successful sale to a strategic buyer. As a portfolio manager at a hedge fund, Jonathan has experience in fundraising, investor relations, and investing across asset classes — equities, commodities, currencies, and rates. His deep understanding of global markets, trends, and geopolitics enables him to skillfully help businesses with an international presence.

Jonathan has a B.S. in Business from Indiana University where he double-majored in Finance and Accounting, and double-minored in Economics and Psychology. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at Bank of America in New York, after which he joined the buy-side and worked as an analyst and portfolio manager at multiple hedge funds. He is a CFA® charterholder. Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family, angel investing in startups, playing chess, playing violin, running, and snowboarding.