Our Trustees

At Central Synagogue

Jon May
Treasurer

Jon 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.  Floresta invests, owns and operates restaurant and retail concepts.  He is also a co-founder and managing director of Floresta Partners, LLC, a consulting firm.

Prior to forming Floresta, Jon was Executive Director of Natural Capital Partners Holdings LLC.  He was also a founder and Managing Director of Catalytic Capital LLC, a private equity firm focused on growing retail and consumer branded companies. And before co-founding Catalytic Capital, Jon was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Triarc Companies, Inc. where he was responsible for merger identification and execution, corporate finance, and strategic planning. Jon also served as Chief Executive Officer of Arby’s, Inc., where he managed the growth of 3,400 restaurants comprising $2.5 billion of global system-wide sales.

Jon is on the board of Columbia Care, LLC, the fast growing and leading patient-centered healthcare company focused on medical marijuana production and treatment. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of Griffin Industrial Realty. Jon formerly was a 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. Jon is also co-chair of Randall’s Island Park Alliance. He was previously on the boards of both the 92nd Street Y and the Ethical Culture Fieldston School.

A native of New York City, Jon received a BA degree in Government from Cornell University where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He is a life-long member of Central Synagogue.

 


 


Our Trustees

Jeremy Fielding

President

Brad Bernstein

Vice President

Michael Gamzon

Vice President

Shonni Silverberg

Vice President

Jon May

Treasurer

Joe Sofer

Secretary

Barbara Brill

Trustee

Nancy Chemtob

Trustee

Lynn Finkel

Trustee

Scott Fishman

Trustee

Amy Glickman

Trustee

Alice Greenwald

Trustee

Bruce Gutkin

Trustee

Nino Magliocco

Trustee

Lori Moore

Trustee

Ellen Oppenheim

Trustee

Abigail Pogrebin

Honorary President

Beth Rustin

Trustee

Jill Seigerman

Vice President

Stephen Siegel

Trustee

Moses Silverman

Trustee

David Tanner

Trustee

David B. Edelson

Honorary President

Kenneth H. Heitner

Honorary President

Howard F. Sharfstein

Honorary President

Michael J. Weinberger

Honorary President

Alfred D. Youngwood

Honorary President