Jon Aram

Co-Founder and CEO

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Jon is the Co-Founder & CEO of Next Street. He is responsible for defining and executing Next Street’s strategic direction as the firm deepens its suite of solutions to support clients and expands its geographic presence. He develops strategic partnerships, guides new business development efforts, and serves as a trusted advisor for CEOs across our client portfolio, including small businesses, anchor institutions, government entities, and nonprofit organizations.

Jon has nearly 20 years of experience in consulting and a track record of combining financial and strategic decision-making with economic development. Through Jon’s active leadership, Next Street has grown from inception to have a highly regarded base of “blue chip” clients across the U.S. His experience ranges from Fortune 50 companies to small- and medium-size companies in nearly every sector, including manufacturing, food, technology, healthcare, education, publishing, nonprofits, professional services, engineering, retail, and government.

Prior to founding Next Street, Jon was a consultant at Marakon Associates and Galt & Company, and ran his own business for six years. Jon is a frequent speaker at civic events, is a board member of Building Impact, and is active in numerous community organizations. He has a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.