Professional Profile: Jonathan Lewis 2019

Jonathan Lewis

Name: Jonathan Lewis

Title: CEO

Company: JLJ Capital

Location: 330 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook, NJ 07058

Birthplace: New York, NY

Education: Lehigh University with a BA in Economics and English

First job: Real estate construction

First job in real estate or allied field: My first job in a related field was in real estate finance with Citi Bank’s Mortgage Division. I’ve worked in sales, marketing, and executive management for 30 years and have over 25 years in the financial services industry, specializing in real estate transactions.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Capital, aiming to be a billion-dollar lending platform.

How do you unwind from a busy day? My favorite way to unwind is to go running for three to four miles.

Favorite book or author: Michael Citron

Favorite movie: “Arthur” starring Dudley Moore

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? “Lungs” by Florence + The Machine

One word to describe your work environment: Fun

Rules to live by in business: I believe it’s important to always be transparent. This is how I lead my team and my business.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Hands down, Benjamin Franklin.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Living the dream, building a team. I’m currently doing what I want. I would like to grow our team to 100 employees over the next three years.