Driven by performance and improvement, Jon Kidd’s proficiency in strategic marketing has resulted in stimulating business growth and profitability for noteworthy small to mid-market companies. His marketing and consulting experience includes decades of effective client development and strategic marketing for diverse industries and high-tech clients ranging from Red Hat Software, Technicolor & Dragon Systems to IBM. Jon co-founded several financial services companies in Florida and Washington D.C., such as Premium Life, Life Policy Dynamics, Secondary Life Capital, Banyan Life Financial and Life Asset Group (sold through acquisition). Jon’s companies helped raise $207 million in life insurance face value for charities nationwide.
Jon has been sought out for speaking engagements and expert panel discussions at national conferences and venues such as the Harvard Club in NYC. He is published in National Underwriter magazine, The Wall Street transcripts, a contributor to the Life Settlements Report and authored a regular column for the Aventura News. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Frostburg, with a B.S. in Business Administration, Jon served on the Founders and Foundation Boards of Mount Sinai in Miami Beach, the Foundation’s Planned Giving Committee, Leadership Council, Children’s Home Society, Children First Committee of University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine’s Pediatrics Department; Jon also served as a board member of Seniors Are First and on the Board of Trustees for Cushman School. Leadership includes membership as a Pillar Trustee of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Trustee member of the Aventura Marketing Council, the International Forum (world top 400 insurance producers), Life Insurance Finance Association and Planned Giving Council of Miami.
Strategic marketing consulting, marketing strategy, integrated marketing, new business development, market launches, channel marketing, campaign creation, micro-testing, growth management, sales management, identity/naming, startups, entrepreneur, IT, compliance, mergers & acquisitions, accounting services, cash flow management, turnarounds, business systems/SaaS, speaking engagements, vertical channel development, financial services, estate planning, philanthropy.
Great food, surfing, soccer, meditation, music, traveling, sailing, snowboarding and enjoys quality family time.