Jon was a founder and the executive vice president of marketing at MERET Optical Communications Inc. (Santa Monica, CA) between 1982 and 1990. MERET, a pioneer in fiber optic transmission for high resolution imaging, was acquired by the AMOCO Corporation (NYSE: AN) in 1990. Following his involvement at MERET, Jon came to Israel and became active in venture capital investments such as Optibase (video compression), JOLT (wireless infrared ATM), Ligature (OCR Software) and Accent Software (NASDAQ: ACNTF) (multilingual software for the Internet, Intranet, and desktop). At Accent, Jon was part of the founding management team and served as executive vice president of marketing in 1993-1994.
The attack on the Mercaz HaRav high school was a brutal massacre-pure and simple.