Jordan is an internationally sought after thought leader in early-stage investing. He is an experienced engineer, entrepreneur, executive, venture capitalist and Angel investor. He has over thirty years of experience in growing and advising technology oriented companies in Australia, USA, Asia and Europe. A Silicon Valley software veteran, Jordan was a founding partner of one of the best performing venture capital fund managers in Australia; he is co-founder and Chairman of the Australian Association of Angel Investors (AAAI) and Founder/President of Angel investor group, Melbourne Angels Inc. Jordan is an invited speaker on Angel investing at international conferences, is a featured speaker at business events and he has been an invited lecturer at Universities in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. A frequent judge for entrepreneurial events, Jordan also advises governments on policy and programmes for the early-stage investment and entrepreneurial space. He delivers training on Angel investing and early-stage business development and is a Case Manager for Commercialisation Australia, the primary Australian government grant program for commercialising innovation and is active in a variety of community organisations. A Fellow of the AAAI and Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Jordan has a degree in Electronics Engineering from RMIT, a MBA from the Melbourne Business School and post-graduate qualifications in Marketing, Strategy, Innovation and Product Development with experience as a postgraduate research fellow in biomedical engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He has been director, CEO, executive, or engineer for over a dozen technology and engineering companies since starting his career with IBM. Jordan remains an optimist and a collaborator.
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