Donald Jones
Donald JonesPartner

Donald joined Next Street in 2013 and is a Partner. He partners with clients to design, develop, and manage a wide range of small business development programming including walk-in small business centers, cohort-based training, and one-on-one advisory services. Each year, we serve over 4000 entrepreneurs and small businesses helping them access the capital, customers, and services they need to launch, sustain, and grow their enterprises.

On working at Next Street

I work at Next Street because I get to work alongside immensely talented people that challenge me to be greater personally and professionally. I also get to sit at the intersection of program design and delivery and see firsthand how the direct support we provide small business owners can transform their lives and communities.

Prior to joining Next Street, Donald worked at the New York City Department of Small Business Services, where he led the city’s network of small business centers. He has also worked for a national nonprofit organization that focused on workforce development. Donald holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia University with a concentration in Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Duke University.

Outside of Next Street

Outside of work, Donald enjoys spending time with friends, exploring all that New York City has to offer, and FaceTiming with his family in Chicago.