Jon May has spent his career analyzing, funding, and operating established and early stage companies with a particular focus on restaurant and retail brands. Jon is currently Co-Founder and Managing Director of Floresta Ventures, LLC, which invests, owns, and operates restaurant and retail concepts. Prior to Floresta, Jon was Executive Director of Natural Capital Partners Holdings LLC, and a founder and Managing Director of Catalytic Capital, LLC, a private equity firm focused on growing retail and consumer branded companies. Jon was also previously Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Triarc Companies, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Arby’s, Inc.
Jon currently serves on the boards of Columbia Care, LLC, and of Griffin Industrial Realty, and is a former board member of Sneaker Villa and Marketwatch.com. Jon is Co-Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, where he has served as both President and interim Executive Director. He is also Co-Chair of Randall’s Island Park Alliance and a previous board member of the 92nd Street Y and the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. A native of New York City, Jon received a bachelor’s degree in government from Cornell University where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Jon May is a lifelong member of Central Synagogue.