Managing Director – L&S Advisors
Jonathan joined L&S in 2012 after 17 years as a writer, producer and on-air talent in the entertainment, sports and video game industries, bringing his unique talent for engaging and entertaining audiences to where he thought it was needed most – the world of finance. Jonathan is working toward obtaining CFP (certified financial planner) certification, having passed the exam in March, 2015, and is responsible for developing new channels of business, providing client service, and advising on financial planning matters for the firm's growing roster of high-net worth individuals.
Prior to joining L&S Advisors, Jonathan was a stand-up comedian, host/producer for ESPN Road Trip, and head writer / co-producer of The ESPYs, where he wrote comedic material for and with the likes of Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Mark Wahlberg, Jim Carrey, Justin Timberlake, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, Lebron James, Jay Mohr and many others. Before that, Jonathan was a partner at g-NET Media, where he served as executive producer, writer and host of video programming for outlets such as Spike TV, MTV and AOL.
Jonathan serves on the Board of Life Rolls On, is a member of the Sports Spectacular athlete committee, and mentors with Stoked Mentoring. He holds a B.A. degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and is a graduate of the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut.
Director, Marketing and Communications, Catalina Island Conservancy
Matt has a compelling career in advocacy communications. He directed marketing for the Surfrider Foundation for 11 years, working to protect and enhance beach and coastal environments. Through Protect Our Winters, he worked to engage the snow sports community in the fight against global climate change. Then he joined the Catalina Island Conservancy, protecting a treasure trove of historical and archeological sites and endangered animals and plants.