Jon Ellenthal has spent the last 35 years starting, building and leading early-stage companies that seek to change how an established industry does business. He is currently the President of ApiJect Systems, setting company goals, allocating resources and fostering a community-centric work environment.

Previously, Mr Ellenthal co-founded The Upside Travel Company; served as Chief Executive Officer of Walker Digital, a private R&D lab for designing new commercial models; and was Chief Executive Officer of Synapse Group, which grew from an idea to an exit valuation approaching US$1 billion. Mr Ellenthal is also a Founding Patron and former President of TEDMED, the health and medical edition of TED. His career reflects a commitment to innovation and transformative leadership.