Our Team

Jon French

Director of Marketing and Communications, NEXT Canada

Jon joined The Next 36 (now NEXT Canada) in April 2011 and is responsible for marketing, communications and recruitment with an emphasis on attracting high potential entrepreneurs to the organization's three programs. Jon manages relationships with prospective applicants, student organizations, national partners, university representatives and members of the start-up community. Prior to joining NEXT Canada, Jon was Associate Director, Career Information with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) where he spent almost ten years promoting the CA designation to students across Ontario.

He has been actively involved with the Canadian Association of Career Educators & Employers, where he sat on the National Board of Directors from 2007-2010. Most recently, Jon has joined the Advisory Boards for Venture for Canada and the MLSE Foundation: 3TO6 Team. Jon has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and an International Business Diploma from Vaxjo University in Sweden.