Of Counsel, Lock Lord
Florida Venture Forum Roles Include:
- Board Member since 2010
Jon Cole has over 40 years of experience with venture capital, leveraged acquisitions, and emerging technology companies, particularly in software, information technology, telecom, biotech and life sciences and clean technology. He is a frequent lecturer at U.S. and international conferences on entrepreneurial venture finance, the venture capital industry and the life sciences capital markets and related transaction structures, strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions.
Jon is a “lifer” at the Firm, having joined the Providence office immediately after his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1971. He has been deeply involved in the Firm’s strategy and expansion, serving nearly 20 years on the Firm’s management committee, founding the Firm’s Palm Beach office in 1981 and the Miami office in 2013 and organizing and leading the Firm’s private equity practice group for over a decade until 2002.