Jon Roberts Principal

As a principal, Jon Roberts provides strategic direction to the company. A hallmark of his work is recognizing the relationships between seemingly unconnected trends. He is able to communicate their relevance, and offer clients a clear path of action. Jon is an international leader in economic development and has overseen projects throughout the U.S., as well as in Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining TIP, Jon was the Director of Business Development for the State of Washington and then for the State of Texas. In these positions, he directed recruitment and investment and led international trade missions. Jon was a lead investor with the Oregon Technology Fund, where he was responsible for venture capital financing and also managed two start-up technology companies: Fiberlite Composites and LifePort Inc. Jon has prepared policy papers on national economic development strategy, published articles on economic development marketing and has written editorials for the major newspapers.

Born and raised in Germany, Jon has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. He lived in the Pacific Northwest for over twenty years before making Texas his home