Operating Partner, Digital 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.
Jon serves on the board of Boats Group.
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 nine years 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.