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Jon Gregory Jon C. Gregory
President/CEO
Golden Capital Network
Chico, CA

In the entrepreneurial spirit, Jon Gregory co-founded the Golden Capital Network in September 1999 and has served as President and CEO of the organization since its inception.  Companies featured at Golden Capital Network events have gone on to raise over $1 billion in angel or venture capital investments.  In 2001 Gregory co-founded the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance (www.SARTA.org) as an 8-county network of private and public sector leaders focused on fostering technology-based economic development in the region.  He continues to serve on the organization’s Executive Committee.  Gregory also founded GCN’s investor-only Silver and Gold Venture Club, and created the organization’s Investor Advisory Board, which is represented by over 50 leading venture capital funds, institutional investors and angel investor groups.   Gregory also serves on the statewide board of directors of the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) and is on the Board of Directors of the Butte County Economic Development Corporation.  In 2004 Gregory co-founded the Wildcat Angel fund in Chico.

His work has been recognized on numerous occasions by statewide and national industry trade associations, including the National Association of Development Organizations Innovation Awards in 1987, 1989 and 1995, the California Association for Local Economic Development Grand Prize award in 1999 and an Award of Excellence in 1996 for work related to the successful location of Swift Transportation Company’s west coast relay station.

In his prior position as Deputy Director of Tri-County Economic Development Corporation from 1989-1999, Gregory authored or co-authored state and federal grants and loans totaling over $50 million.  Gregory attended California State University, Chico completing his major in journalism and his minor in political science.  Gregory has also been actively involved in multiple community activities including leading the fundraising and planning effort to construct the multi-million dollar South Oroville Community Center and managing the Leadership Chico and Tomorrow’s Leaders Today programs from 1997-1999.

Gregory started his career in the U.S. Army as part of the 32nd Army Air Defense Command in Darmstadt Germany from 1982-1984.  Gregory, his wife Karen and 3 teen-age daughters reside in Chico enjoying free time with their two cats, dog, horse, three birds and a guinea pig.

Jon Gregory is President and CEO, and co-founder of Golden Capital Network, Chico, California.  Companies featured at Golden Capital Network events have gone on to raise over $1 billion in angel or venture capital investments.  In 2001 Gregory co-founded the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance as an 8-county network of private and public sector leaders focused on fostering technology-based economic development in the region.  He continues to serve on the organization’s Executive Committee.  Gregory also founded the investor-only Silver and Gold Venture Club, and created the organization’s Investor Advisory Board, with representatives from over 50 leading venture capital funds, institutional investors and angel investor groups.   In 2004 Gregory co-founded the Wildcat Angel fund in Chico.

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