Jonathan leads Alliance’s legal and compliance functions, providing support to partners and the corporate team.
Before joining Alliance, Jonathan served as an executive and Corporate Counsel for a nonprofit healthcare company, where he applied his energy to solving problems, managing risk, and engaging with colleagues. A native of California, he graduated from Calvin College with majors in Philosophy and Classical Languages. After 5 years of teaching Latin, Logic, and Spanish, he graduated from The Notre Dame Law School, cum laude, and joined a law firm as a competitive storyteller – i.e., litigator.
Jonathan plays an integral role at Alliance, overseeing our legal and compliance operations, addressing risk and conflict, and solving problems. This includes risk management and litigation, strategy, real estate and insurance matters, M&A activity, employment issues, corporate governance, and compliance. He works to ensure everyone understands rules, roles, and responsibilities, and is committed to transparency, efficiency, simplicity, and creativity in handling legal matters.
He resides in Grand Rapids with his wife and three daughters. He serves on the board and finance committee for a nonprofit housing developer and spends his free time with family – or with his head in a book.