Greg Jones

Greg Jones

Partner

Entrepreneur/Growth Hacker

  • Strategy
  • Go-to-market
  • Scaling global operations
  • Founder and CEO
  • Investor and board member
  • C-suite coach and mentor 
  • Corporate innovation
  • Fundraising 

Greg is an entrepreneurial operating executive with over twenty-five years of experience in Silicon Valley working with high growth software, internet, e-commerce, mobile and AR/VR companies.  He has held numerous leadership roles as a growth strategist, founder, entrepreneur, CEO, Angel investor, and leader of rapidly scaling global teams. Greg has also managed all stages of company creation and growth from initial founding to multi-billion dollar global operations.

Most recently, Greg spent 8 years with Google in a number of challenging and rewarding roles. He joined Google in 2010 in Business Operations and Strategy (i.e. in-house McKinsey), where he led a broad range of growth strategy projects with YouTube, Google Travel, etc.  In early 2013, he joined the SMB Sales team to lead New Business Sales (NBS), which targets the highest potential new online advertising customers.  In two years, he grew NBS 300% to a global team of ~400 people in 22 offices serving over 50 countries generating over $1.8 billion in annualized revenue while growing over 80% annually.  In 2015, Greg joined Google Play to develop the go-to-market strategy for Google to re-enter China via Android Play.  He then spent his last two years with the Daydream team leading augmented reality strategy and operations, with a focus on retail AR use cases.

Prior to Google, Greg was an Angel investor, board member, and active advisor to early-stage Internet companies, action sports ventures, and online games companies. Prior to Angel investing, Greg was the founder and CEO of WorldRes, one of the early successful online hotel reservation systems. Starting in 1995, he grew the company network to approximately 35,000 hotels with over 2,000 web distribution partners. Despite the “dot com” collapse, he led the company to profitability in 2001 on $240 million of gross hotel revenue, making WorldRes the number three player in online hotel reservations.

Earlier in his career, Greg was Director of the Advanced Technology Group at Synopsys and a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and Edgar, Dunn & Co. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Dartmouth College.

 

Expertise

Biz Dev, Capital Raising, Corporate Finance, Debt, Due Diligence, Employee Relations, Engineering Management, Equity, Finance, Management, Marketing, Mobile App, Operations, Partnerships, Product Management, Sales, Sales Management, SEM, SEO, Software, Software Design, Technology, and Web Design

Location

California, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley

Roles

CEO: Chief Executive Officer, COO: Chief Operating Officer, CRO: Chief Revenue Officer, CSO: Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Coach, President, Venture, VP Marketing, and VP Sales

Sectors

Augmented Reality, Cannabis, Consulting, E-commerce, IOT, Marketing Technology, Media, Nonprofit, Real Estate, Software, Venture, and Virtual Reality

Traits

Communicator, Design Thinker, Entrepreneur, Experimenter, Innovator, Investor, Mentor, and Risk Taker