Jonathan Aberman Appointed Visiting Executive Entrepreneur and Strategic Advisor to FJG School of Business

John Cabot University proudly announces the appointment of Jonathan Aberman as Visiting Executive Entrepreneur and Strategic Advisor to the Frank J. Guarini School of Business.

Jonathan Aberman
Jonathan Aberman

When in residence, Aberman will hold workshops and clinics for the JCU community in the forthcoming “Entrepreneurship Camp.” He will also support the development of entrepreneurial networks for the JCU student and Italian community in collaboration with JCU’s Institute for Entrepreneurship.

Aberman is an internationally recognized and valued thought leader on entrepreneurship and innovation. As a venture investor, he has helped more than 30 companies in emerging technologies. His current firm, Ruxton Ventures, is seeding new businesses around the United States that are using artificial intelligence and data sciences to disrupt existing markets and solve significant social problems. As a policy advisor, he has worked at the federal, state, and local levels as an expert on innovation policies and the creation of innovation support networks. His activities include working with the Obama Administration to change how the Department of Defense licenses technology, helping the Commonwealth of Virginia attract Amazon HQ2 to Northern Virginia and working with national security agencies such as DOD, DARPA, and DHS to find new sources of technology innovation. His experience as an educator includes being the founding Dean of Marymount University’s College of Business, Innovation, Leadership and Technology, and previously serving as a full-time lecturer at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He is identified as a leader of change and influence in print and television media, and among other things he has been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Tech Titan,” by the Washington Business Journal as a member of the “Power 100,” and by the Commonwealth of Virginia as one of its “50 Most Influential Entrepreneurs” in the Commonwealth.

JCU President Franco Pavoncello commented “We are excited and pleased to have Jonathan join us. He will be a welcome addition to our dedicated entrepreneurship team. His experiences as an investor and connections in Washington, DC, will allow us to expand our ability to bring to our students and the local Italian business community unique insights drawn from his experiences and network. His appointment will both raise the bar for students’ entrepreneurial aspirations and create new opportunities for growth for the Frank J. Guarini School of Business and the University.”

Aberman added “I believe that John Cabot is a unique place, with a unique and special team and I feel extremely fortunate to have this opportunity. Its student-first approach to education, combining business with liberal arts insights, has positioned it very well as a first choice for international and Italian students.”

The mission of the Frank J. Guarini School of Business is to provide excellence in business education that capitalizes on the University’s liberal arts tradition and international environment, to build an ecosystem of ethical, compassionate, and innovative business leaders who are prepared to engage in an interconnected, complex world. John Cabot University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Frank J. Guarini School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).