Jonathan P. Spira

Jonathan Spira has been building and managing companies in the technology and consumer industry for the past 20 years. Jonathan has helped enterprise software, wireless communications, on-demand and consumer-product companies grow dramatically and profitably, while building significant value for investors.

A finance and operations executive, Mr. Spira specializes in early stage technology firms. Before establishing the Business Advisory Practice at J. Phineas International, he served as chief financial officer at Kapow Technologies, a Web 2.0 start-up; Packethop, a wireless networking company; Atrenta, a developer of Electronic Design Automation applications; ePeople, a developer of Web-based customer relationship management solutions; and Autonomy Corp., a publicly-traded enterprise software developer (LSE:AU or AU.L), where Jonathan spearheaded a successful $50 million IPO in 1998.

Jonathan also held senior finance and planning positions at Walt Disney Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Nestlé Food Company and worked as a consultant in Peat Marwick’s Merger & Acquisition practice. Jonathan is a member of Financial Executives International and is an adherent and advocate of its Code of Ethics for senior financial executives.

While a college student, Jonathan started an automotive services business, importing late model English and German and luxury cars for private clients. J Phineas Vintage Motorcars, is the result of Jonathan's passion for restoring vintage motorcars. Mr. Spira is a three time, past-Chair of the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, the longest, continuously running classic car event west of the Mississippi River. He attends automotive events on an ongoing basis looking for new automotive projects.

Jonathan earned a Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University, where he was also awarded the university's Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kenyon College.