Meet: Jonathan Fichman, Founder

Jonathan Fichman is currently a Venture Advisor, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Miami and mentor with several South Florida startup accelerators and universities. During his career he has mentored, founded, and/or managed over 60 startups. He has extensive international and domestic experience in diverse industries of public, private and non-profit companies or organizations, and is qualified under NYSE and NASDAQ rules to be chair of the various Board Committees including the Audit Committee.

Jonathan is currently an adjunct professor at Florida International University Business School with a focus on international management & entrepreneurship courses.

During a decade at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Jonathan successfully led many international corporate initiatives, including setting up a fixed income trading desk in the Asia Pacific region.  Additionally, he integrated and divested businesses for the global wealth management division, and implemented key revenue accelerators for financial advisors. 

With the Township of Cherry Hill New Jersey, Jonathan authored a statewide purchasing card manual and implemented procedural guidelines which streamlined the efficiency of day-to-day municipal-operations.

While at Actrade Financial Technologies, Jonathan created B2B banking products that were at the forefront of commercial payments. He also obtained multi-million-dollar evolving credit facilities, and developed a web-based processing mechanism for short-term borrowing. Additionally, Jonathan created a global marketing campaign that focused on banking and non-banking financials.

On Wall Street, with the Carson Group, Jonathan captured Fortune 100 companies as clients, and served as their senior analyst and advisor. With his pulse on the market, Jonathan aligned clients with large investors (buy side) and stock raters (sell side), to evaluate overall stock and corporate financial performance.

He earned his MBA in 2006 from The University of Miami and a B.A. degree in Social Sciences, in 1994 from George Washington University. Also, Jonathan has trained and received a certification in mentoring from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Venture Mentoring Service.