Faculty Profile

Jon Chait MBA

Lecturer in Finance

Jon practiced law for 14 years, specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions, and complex financial transactions, such as Leveraged Buyouts, in private practice. Jon left the practice of law to join a Fortune 500 company and served in a number of roles over the next 10 years: Managing Director of Corporate Development, Chief Financial Officer and EVP of International. He also served on the Board of Directors for 5 years. In 1998, Jon founded a company engaged in software development for the recruiting industry. He sold the company in 2000 and became CEO of the acquiring company for the next two years. In 2003, Jon was recruited to become CEO of a global recruiting company and remained in that role for 10 years. After retiring as CEO, Jon launched a third career in teaching and consulting, working with Private Equity Companies, and start-ups. Jon has served on the Board of Directors of several Fortune 500 companies, other public companies in the US and UK, and multiple smaller companies. Jon is a member of Hyde Park Angels, which specializes in start-up financing. Jon is also on the Board of Advisors of HealthX, which specializes in startup financing of Health Care IT companies.

Contact Information

Department: Finance and Quantitative Methods
Phone: 859-323-7239
Email: JCH368@uky.edu
Office: Gatton College of Business


MBA, Univ Of Chicago, 2016
JD, , 1975
BA, Univ Of California - Berkeley, 1972

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