Jonathan Salzman


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Jonathan joined Next Street as a Senior Analyst in May 2014. Now an Associate, he supports the delivery of comprehensive and fit-to-purpose solutions for large institutions looking to manage and enhance their impact on local economies. Jonathan helped design and implement one of Next Street’s hallmark supplier development initiatives in Chicago, helping 160-plus local businesses build better relationships with — and win more service contracts from — anchor institutions. He also manages custom, multi-day supplier development workshops and designs curricula tailored to help businesses better understand strategic planning and accessing capital. Jonathan’s initiatives to enhance the collection and management of data on local suppliers, large institutions, and the local economy have improved Next Street’s ability to monitor and demonstrate the impact of our work.

Prior to joining Next Street, Jonathan was an Analyst for Vantage Partners, a Boston-based management consultancy, supporting their sourcing and supplier management practice and advising clients in customer-supplier and outsourcing negotiations. Jonathan received his B.A. in Political Science, and Spanish and European Studies from Duke University.