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Jon David Willingham

Partner & Board Member

Jon David Willingham is a Partner at Highmore, a global alternative asset management firm.  He advises institutional and private clients on current and potential investments, portfolio company strategy, and political and impact concerns.  Previously, he was Managing Director of the Office of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.  From Highmore, Jon David continues to direct the family’s venture capital and private equity involvements.

Jon David has a particularly deep background in sustainable investment and growing disruptive operating businesses, having advised many of the world’s leading sustainability, cleantech, and renewable energy infrastructure investors in relation to financings totaling in excess of $2 billion and structured funds in excess of $2.2 billion.  Jon David serves on or advises the boards of directors and senior management of a number of firms and companies, including Starwood Energy Group, ColorZen, Ostara, and Vionx Energy, among others.  Earlier in his career, Jon David worked for Bear, Stearns & Co. and AEA Holdings and Aetos Capital.

Jon David earned an MPA from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a BA in Economics and Political Science with minors in International Studies and Business Administration from Rhodes College.