Event Session

Fireside Chat with Jon Bostock

March 10, 2022 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Jon Bostock is operating partner and CEO in residence of Gridiron Capital. But he’s better known for his part in taking a little startup from the heart of Kentucky to a $500 million sale to private equity firm Lindsey Goldberg in just two years. Big Ass Fans, big-ass sale.

Join us as Julio Melara, president and CEO of Melara Enterprises, the multi-media company that publishes Business Report, 225 Magazine, InRegister magazine, Daily Report, 1012 Industry Report and other niche publications, talks to Jon about his wild ride (aka career), starting with his days as a fresh-faced MBA in GE’s Executive Leadership Program, followed by an 11-year journey, spanning roles at GE Plastics, Water and Appliances before he “settled down” with a corporate gig in Consumer Ventures in New York City, and on to the time he spent with Big Ass Fans.

Inspired by the success of Big Ass Fans, Jon also co-founded a disruptive cleaning start-up, Truman’s. The technology-driven company was recognized as a World Changing Idea by Fast Company, and received coverage from dozens of major outlets and publications such as Forbes, Inc, Cheddar, Good Housekeeping and many more. Nearly three years after the inception of Truman’s, its game-changing technology was acquired by a multinational company.

In addition to his exciting career, he is a father of two, an accomplished abstract artist and a bestselling author. Trust us when we say you don’t want to miss out on hearing Jon’s story and what’s next for him in his career.

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