Jonathan (Jon) Glass serves as the Acting Deputy Director for Commercialization at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). He brings over twenty years of executive experience in business development, venture capital, technology commercialization, new business creation and IP licensing.
From 1998 to 2014, Jon served in multiple executive roles at General Electric. He was the business development leader at GE Licensing, a managing director at GE Equity, and a managing director at GE Capital’s commercial lending business. After GE, Jon co-founded two technology start-up companies, Wise Labs and Vener8 Technologies, where he led strategic partnership, product development and revenue generation activities. Most recently, Jon was the Director of Venture Accelerations at National Grid Partners, where he oversaw the NextGrid Alliance, a collaboration network of over 80 power utilities to foster industry-wide innovation and accelerate the energy transition.
Jon received an MBA, with honors, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard College. He is a co-inventor on two US patents and a former member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).