Other than his actual family, Illumination Works is absolutely Jon’s heart & soul. Illumination Works and its employees are Jon’s second family and he cares for this company as such. He tries every day to instill the passion for getting things done and that has had a a trickle-down effect within our company.
As our CEO, Jon has successfully guided our company from a single-person consultancy in 2006 to what it is today -a thriving organization with 3 offices and over 95 employees supporting commercial and government clients. Jon is a leading authority in the big data and advanced analytics revolution. As an alumni of the University of Dayton, his research interests include the Natural Language Processing, Industrial Internet of Things, cloud computing, and data security implementations.
Jon enjoys being on Cumberland Lake in Kentucky spending his vacation time boating with his wife Morgan and their four children, Jonathon, Maddison, Joshua and Mallory. That is, assuming he has the time to vacation. In reality, he spends any of the extra time he has playing taxi and super-fan for cheerleading, dance, football, wrestling and soccer… not to mention telling uber-nerd dad jokes and making sci-fi references that none of his family gets.
“I don’t always have the best ideas but I don’t have to,” Jon believes if he puts the right team of creative and brilliant minds together who can work collaboratively, Illumination Works WILL solve our client’s toughest problems and continue to lead and innovate in the digital world.
“I am proud of the company we have become, and I look forward to the next chapter.” – Jon Mitchell