As CFO, Jon Apter oversees the finance function and serves as a strategic business partner to management, addressing a broad range of current business initiatives and setting up Accordion for continued growth. He is also integrally involved with Accordion Technologies, helping to drive execution of Accordion’s software strategy. Before taking over as CFO in early 2016, he served as a Director within the Strategic Finance Group, managing engagements for numerous financial sponsors across various industries in addition to leading the development of the sell-side readiness practice.
Prior to Accordion, Jon was a Managing Director at Evercore Capital Partners, the middle-market private equity arm of Evercore Partners, where he was responsible for originating, evaluating, managing, and exiting control investments in the specialty distribution, business and financial services, and infrastructure services industries. During his eight years at Evercore, he served on the Board of Directors of TestEquity and Davis Petroleum and was involved in the firm’s investments in alliantgroup and Sedgwick CMS. Prior to Evercore, he was an Associate at J.W. Childs Associates, where he analyzed and executed investments in the consumer products, specialty retail, and healthcare services industries. Jon started his career as an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Merrill Lynch & Co.
Jon attended the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a BS in Finance from the Wharton School and a BAS in Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering & Applied Science. He lives in Englewood, NJ with his wife, Rachel, and their three kids and is a proud PTA president at his kids school.
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