Jon Fisher

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Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher Keynote at SVB CEO Summit.png
Jon Fisher speaking at SVB CEO Summit
Born (1972-01-19) January 19, 1972 (age 48)
OccupationEntrepreneur, economic analyst
Spouse(s)Darla Kincheloe Fisher
Children1 daughter

Jon Fisher is an economist, an author, and a businessman.[1] Fisher created his company Bharosa to create software to make computers safer.[2] He is also a part-time professor at the University of San Francisco. Fisher has created forecasts about jobs in the United States. He said it was a mistake for the government to help banks in a weak economy.[3] He has appeared on the news websites TechCrunch, Marketwired, and The Wall Street Journal.[2][4][5]

Early Life and Education[change | change source]

Jon Fisher was born on January 19, 1972. His parents are Gerald and Anita Fisher. They are both professors at Stanford University. Jon attended The Nueva School and Crystal Springs Uplands School. He graduated from the University of San Francisco.[1]

Career[change | change source]

In 1994, Jon Fisher started the company AutoReach. This company is now a part of AutoNation.[6] In 1998, he formed a new company, NetClerk. This new company was purchased by the Builders Information Group in 2002. NetClerk created software that allowed people in the construction and plumbing industries to obtain online permits.[7]

After working with NetClerk, Fisher gave his help to new business owners. He taught them how to reorganize and sell their business for a profit. In 2004, Fisher and Thomas Varghese started the company Bharosa. Fisher was the chief executive officer (CEO) for the company.[8] Bharosa creates security software to make online customers safe.

Fisher currently works as the chief executive officer of CrowdOptic. He began to work there on November 17, 2010.[9][10] He is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco. Fisher has published a book titled Strategic Entrepreneurism: Shattering the Start-Up Entrepreneurial Myths.[11]

Fisher was recognized in 2008 and 2009 when he made several predictions about the direction of the United States economy. In April 2008, he said that the unemployment rate in the United States would be 9% in 2009. This fact became true.[3][12] In 2009, Fisher said that unemployment would not be more than 10.4%. He said it would be 8% by the end of 2010.[13]

Awards and Recognition[change | change source]

Jon Fisher has received several honors for his work as an entrepreneur and teacher, including:[9][14]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Jon Fisher". VentureBeat. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Bharosa CEO Jon Fisher Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007 Award Recipient in Northern California". Marketwired. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 MacSweeney, Greg. "I Hope I'm Wrong About Rising Unemployment Statistics". Wall Street and Technology. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  4. Moore, Heidi N. (March 23, 2009). "Treasury's Bailout Plan: First, Stop Handing Out Cash". Wall Street Journal blog. Retrieved October 22, 2010.
  5. Wauters, Robin. "Linksify Gets A $500,000 Injection, Aims To Improve Contact Management". TechCrunch. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  6. "autonation inc (AN:New York)". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  7. "Executive profile: Jon B. Fisher". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  8. "Bharosa". CrunchBase. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Company". CrowdOptic. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  10. Stambler, Deborah. "Bold Vision: Jon Fisher of CrowdOptic". Huffington Post. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  11. Fisher, Jon, Co-author. "Strategic Entrepreneurism: Shattering the Start-Up Entrepreneurial Myths". Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  12. Ferraro, Nicole. "2011 to Bring 'Next Economic Catastrophe'". Internet Evolution. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  13. Entrepreneurism, Begin With The End In Mind: Jon Fisher (Flash file). San Francisco: August 7, 2009. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  14. "Jon B Fisher". ZoomInfo. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  15. "40 People to Watch: Jon Fisher". Silicon Valley — San Jose Business Journal. October 8, 2006. Retrieved October 22, 2010.
  16. Jon Fisher Bharosa (Oracle '07) E&Y 2007 (Flash file). July 3, 2007. Retrieved October 22, 2010.

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