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Jonathan Simmons

Operating Partner, Digital Practice Lead


Jon Simmons is a Partner in the Operational Excellence Practice. He joined Apax Partners in 2012 and is based in New York.

Prior to joining Apax, Jon was the Founder at Clearsearch Media, a performance marketing agency that built and activated digital strategy for a diverse portfolio of clients. Prior to Clearsearch, Jon was the Director of Marketing at Walkaway Media, an online lead aggregator in the travel space, and also held various positions at priceline.com.

Jon holds a BA in Economics and German from Middlebury College.



Living our values

"Early in my career as an entrepreneur I learned that the hardest yards were also the most rewarding, and that the fastest way forward was through grit, determination, and by embracing an optimization mindset. While all of the Apax values ring true to me, particularly those that touch on team and tenacity, I think progress is paramount – which is why “Learn, adapt, and grow,” resonates the most as a value I seek to embrace on a daily basis."

Contact information

+1 212 753 6300


New York

Jonathan's Story

Jon is most inspired when developing ideas, rolling up his sleeves, creating and “building”. After a career in and around start-ups, he was attracted to Apax by the opportunity to help build and develop the digital capability within the Operational Excellence Practice. After a decade with the Firm, he continues to be motivated by the bright and humble group of people who make Apax what it is, and by the values the name represents.