Jon is a coach, writer, and entrepreneur — and the voice behind Gilson Consulting. He is currently leading Direct Sales and Commercial Business Development for Hydrow, Inc., a Harvard Square-based startup that raised $27MM in Series A funding in 2019.
Past projects include serving as the Chief Executive Officer for Whole Life Challenge, Inc., a rapidly-growing online game focused on 7 Daily Habits of health and wellbeing. Under his leadership, the Challenge experienced large (and accelerating) growth in player signups and net profit, reaching several million dollars in revenue while dramatically expanding the employee base.
Previously, he founded Again Faster Equipment, creating an $11.5MM+ global e-commerce leader in functional fitness equipment, with in-country operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Russia, Dubai, and Europe. Twice named to the Inc. 500/5000 fastest growing private companies. Jon exited in 2016, selling the company to its in-country managers.
From 2007 to 2013, Jon served as a Senior Lecturer for CrossFit, Inc., training aspiring CrossFit trainers at over 100 seminars, including engagements in Iceland, Afghanistan, Moscow, Holland, the United States, and Canada. Jon also served on the ten-member CrossFit L1 Advisory Board, helping establish policy for the organization’s training efforts, from 2011 to 2013.
Jon graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2003, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in Psychology. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Finance and Control from the Harvard Extension School, 2006.