Jonathan Englert is the founder of AndironGroup.
He is a noted communications strategist specializing in disruptive technology, cybersecurity and the sharing economy. He has pioneered a new communications model that harnesses data science and the qualitative strengths of the immersive journalistic method to drive outsized and lasting gains for a range of organizational needs.
He has advised companies of all sizes, expanding their profiles, building market share and goodwill and has been recognized for his investor relation work. He is most passionate about startups, especially those that have no immediate exit strategy and do not want one.
As a journalist, he has written for The New York Times and many other publications on issues ranging from public affairs to technology to adventure sports. Jonathan is also regularly commissioned to produce books, speeches and media commentary for well-known public, political and business figures.
The Chicago Tribune called his full-length nonfiction book The Collar (Houghton Mifflin 2006) "an impressive portrait." He is the recipient of the Nona Balakian Award for Literary Criticism, the Sackett Graduate Award for law and journalism, a grant from The Louisville Institute (a Lily Foundation partner) and a Maxwell Award for Best Novel. In 2012, his work was nominated to the final voting round of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism's 100 Great Stories.
He holds a B.A from Bard College and an M.S. with Honors from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Sydney which seeks to better define the nature of technological (and other) invention.