New Energy Nexus
Jon Bonanno serves as the Managing Partner of Strategic Operating Partners. In this capacity, his responsibilities are in capital formation strategies, enabling access, regular interval consultation and advising capital allocators, family offices, municipal organizations, foundations and CEOs to support an equitable, inclusive and diverse decarbonizing transition of everything. Previously, Jon served as the CXO of the New Energy Nexus (manager of the California Clean Energy Fund). As a priority at New Energy Nexus, Mr. Bonanno focused on mentoring/coaching >150 portfolio companies and educating and enabling clean energy entrepreneurs to use and benefit from creative capital formation strategies and emotional intelligence. Prior to the New Energy Nexus, Bonanno co-founded and served as the CCO of Empower Micro Systems, a power electronics design firm focused on solar, energy storage and EV applications, which was sold in 2017 to SunGrow. His professional career includes twenty-five years of entrepreneurial, investing and company building experience with Interbill (internet billing), Global Internet Billing (internet billing), Cool Earth Solar (concentrated solar power systems), HelioPower (solar utility), Earth Class Mail (SaaS for the postal industry), and Principle Power (floating offshore wind foundations).