Gregory K. Jones
Greg is a senior partner and one of the founding principles at Chicago based Edgewater Private Equity Funds and serves on the portfolio company boards of Brilliance Technology, Premier Safety, Reflective Apparel, Flex Pack, Unitech Aerospace, Solgen and various other portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Edgewater, Greg has held CEO and senior operating 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 approximately $500 million and had a highly 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 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 is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Chicago Commonwealth Club, and the Economic Club of Chicago. He has received the State of Michigan Leadership Award, 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 (YPO) and is currently a member of YPO Gold and is Chicago City Chair for Chief Executives Organization (CEO) and serves on the International Board.
Philanthropically, Greg currently serves and was Past Chairman of the Board of the ($5+ billion in revenue) NorthShore University HealthSystem. He serves on the boards of Accelerate Institute, Chicago Botanic Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Co-Chair’s Miami University’s Business Advisory Council Board. Greg and his wife were also honored with the Leadership in Science and Education Award at the Peggy Notebaert Butterfly Ball in May 2018 and Greg received the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Self Above Service Award in October 2021.