Jon is an international education professional in Asia since 2011 and is regularly featured in major media and in education industry news. He has worked on both sides of the classroom, as an educator and as an executive.
In past roles, Jon taught at universities in Beijing, recruited foreign graduates to China for jobs and internships, and as a founding team member at now unicorn startup, VIPKID, he designed the first trial class & recruited their very first online teachers.
Since 2014, he remains a consultant to China's association of education agencies, BOSSA, after 2 years in an in-house role within the International Department.
Jon is a proponent of cross-border educational exchanges and is inspired by learning, engaging with, and connecting different cultures together from across the world.
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The Beijing Overseas Study Service Association & China Alliance
Founded in 2004 alongside China's education authorities, BOSSA is an NGO composed of 300+ international education agencies and is the nation's leading association in study abroad service industry.
Spokesperson, Senior Consultant
February 2016 - Present
April 2014 - February 2016
VIPKID is a China-based online teaching and educational company. In 2018, the company was valued at $3 billion dollars.
Founding Team Member, Curriculum Specialist (December 2013 - January 2014)
January 2014- 2016
US-China Strong Foundation: Public-Private Partnership
Previous speaking engagements at various organizations
AAE Higher Ed Recruitment Fairs
Access American Education (AAE) is an AIRC certified, full service education consulting agency that hosts Vietnam's top student recruitment expos.
USA & China
AIESEC is the world's largest global non-profit youth-run organization that provides young people with leadership development, cross-cultural global internships, and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe.
UK Visas & Immigration
UK Visas and Immigration is a division of the Home Office responsible for the United Kingdom's visa system. It was formed in 2013 from the section of the UK Border Agency that had administered the visa system.
ETN Educators Training Network
ICEF brings together international educators, industry service providers and carefully screened student recruitment agents at networking events around the world, helping them to create strategic partnerships and increase international student enrolments.
Languages Canada is Canada’s national language education association representing more than 210 private and public members that offer accredited English and French programs.
WEBA (World Educate Business Association) is the umbrella organisation and international voice for Education Business Partnerships working around the world. It is a membership organisation with a growing number of Associate and Business Members
Available for speaking, consulting, or media inquiries
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