Jon Levitt is co-founder and Managing Member of Outside CFO.
Jon is also co-founder and Managing Member of two successful legal services firms, Outside GC, the nation’s largest provider of on-demand general counsel services, and Patent GC, an on-demand provider of intellectual property legal services.
Since 2002, Jon has focused on building innovative models for legal services delivery, with the dual missions of solving the inherent cost and efficiency limitations of traditional legal models while providing a more rewarding professional experience for lawyers. Outside GC now serves hundreds of clients, from growth-stage companies to the Fortune 500, across a range of industries in four major U.S. markets. Jon’s experience as a business leader/pioneer/entrepreneur in the on-demand legal marketplace makes him uniquely qualified to lead Outside CFO in serving early stage companies in need of affordable CFO consulting services delivered by seasoned finance professionals.
Prior to co-founding Outside GC, Jon served as general counsel to both public and private companies in the US and the UK. He was Vice President and General Counsel for Quadstone, a Scottish-based CRM analytics vendor, and previous to that, Vice President and General Counsel for Inso Corporation (later eBT International, NASDAQ:EBTI), an international enterprise software company. Jon began his legal career in private practice, first at Mintz Levin, where he worked primarily on large corporate transactions, and then at Lucash Gesmer & Updegrove, where he focused on intellectual property and software licensing.
Jon is a graduate of Northwestern University and Northeastern University School of Law.
Jon is involved in a leadership role on community and non-profit boards and committees. Jon served for 10 years on the Board of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and is currently a Trustee and Executive Board member of the Jewish Federations of North America Jon is also a long time member of the Boston chapter of EO, an international organization of entrepreneurs.
Jon grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, where he attended Classical High School.
Jon lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with his wife and four children. In his spare time he serves as amateur travel agent for his family and friends.