Gregory Jones

Partner
greg@edgewaterfunds.com 

Greg Jones is a Partner with Edgewater and has been with the firm since its inception in 2001.

Prior to joining Edgewater, Greg has held CEO and senior management positions with three companies. Greg co-founded uBid.com, a leading online auction marketplace, and became its CEO and Chairman. In four years, he built the company’s revenues to $500 million and had a successful IPO. The company was subsequently sold for nearly $500 million. Prior to uBid.com, Greg was at APAC Teleservices, Inc., becoming Senior Vice President. During his tenure, APAC increased revenues from $100 million to $276 million and completed a highly successful IPO. Prior to APAC, he was President and COO of the Reliable Corporation of Chicago, a $200 million dollar revenue direct marketing business which was sold to Boise Cascade.

Greg serves on the boards of several Edgewater portfolio companies. Greg is the past Chairman of the Board of NorthShore University Health System (formerly Evanston Northwestern) and was Chairman of The Illinois Math and Science Academy Foundation. He serves on the boards of Accelerate Institute, Chicago Botanic Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Miami University (Business School Board).

Greg has received the State of Michigan Leadership, the 1999 Ernst & Young and the KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year awards. He was inducted into the University of Illinois-Chicago’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and is an Entrepreneurial Fellow at Miami University, Ohio. He is also a past Chicago Chapter Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization and is currently a member of YPO Gold and is Chicago City Chair for Chief Executives Organization.

Greg received his B.S. from Miami University of Ohio, and his M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.