Co-Owner of a few different companies, including GR USA, an apparel company based on hometown spirit, celebrating the culture and history of Grand Rapids. Co-Founder and CEO of the Midwest Tech Project, a nonprofit entity developed to create awareness and training and increase diversity within West Michigan’s technology industry. Also co-owner of Empower Michigan, an urban initiative that focuses on improving inner city neighborhoods and business districts.
Flip the coin that is Jonathan Jelks and you find on one side a businessman, fiercely committed to improving his city, and on the other a man who loves to talk brand crushes like Ralph Lauren, Moschino, Versace and Gucci. He’s constantly trying to figure out what kind of suit and tie Sean Connery’s James Bond might wear. This comes out in his style: part-street, part-suit, all dashing.