Jon Saunders is the Chief Operations Officer of SunCulture, an innovative Africa-based agritech company. SunCulture develops and commercializes life-changing technology to solve the biggest daily challenges of the world's 570M smallholder farming households. Jon has a track record in building infrastructure for growth-stage organizations that leads to institutional and governmental investments. As SunCulture's first Director of Finance & Operations, and now COO, he established the human resources, finance and accounting, sales, supply chain, and IT infrastructure. Jon's passion for creating social impact through operational excellence led him from a five-year career in private banking at J.P. Morgan to nearly ten years in social impact investing and operational leadership in African start-ups. Over his career, he has worked for clients and organizations in Central America, Africa, and North America.
Jon earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University and B.A. in Finance from Fordham University. In his free time, John enjoys playing competitive hockey and currently plays for the Nairobi Ice Lions after playing Division in college. He is a New Jersey native currently based between Nairobi and London.