Jonathan Lehr is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Work-Bench, where he focuses on early stage enterprise technology investments in areas including big data analytics, machine learning and AI, data-defined security, next-generation infrastructure, and the future of the workplace.
Jon founded the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup in January 2012 and organizes monthly meetups of the 5,000+ person group as a way to promote collaboration for the enterprise tech ecosystem in New York, with a focus on connecting entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 technologists, investors, and graduate students to network and learn from one another.
Prior to Work-Bench, Jon worked at Morgan Stanley on the Office of the CIO team in IT. In that capacity, he partnered with internal technology clients to facilitate the selection and on-boarding of emerging technology vendors. He has written about enterprise technology trends for publications such as The Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal and TechCrunch. Jon is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a BSE in Bioengineering, with minors in Mathematics and Economics.
Jessica leads the Community team at Work-Bench, driving member experience, enterprise education and events, and communications. Jessica previously was a Learning and Development Manager at Cisco Systems, where she worked with the Engineering function on Agile transformation, innovation and culture. Jessica is a graduate of Harvard University and developed Harvard’s first aspirational design and experiential education summer fellowship program in Cape Town, South Africa & Paris, France, and helped to launch a new innovation platform for intersection of arts and sciences at Harvard University.
Jessica received a BA from Harvard University in Government and African Studies.
Vipin is a Principal focused on investments in enterprise infrastructure, big data analytics, and HR technology. Prior to joining Work-Bench, Vipin worked in the Office of the CIO at Bank of America, where his team vetted hundreds of startups a year and onboarded many as vendors.
Mickey leads marketing, communications, press relations, and web development at Work-Bench. His writing has been featured in Business Insider, VentureBeat, and AlleyWatch among other publications, and he is the Managing Editor & author of the Enterprise Weekly.
Kelley leads Corporate Engagement at Work-Bench where he advises organizations on their business technology opportunities and challenges. Prior to Work-Bench, Kelley covered the enterprise security space as an industry analyst at Forrester Research.
Stephanie leads talent and community at Work-Bench. She is responsible for Work-Bench's 200+ events per year and helps companies invest in their most important asset, their people. Prior to Work-Bench, Stephanie was on the talent acqusition team at AppNexus where she helped grow the company from 300 to 1100 people.
Laurel works with the Community team leading operations and helping our companies share knowledge through community and communications initiatives. She knows every face at Work-Bench and is passionate about the social enterprise, animal GIFs, and building our community.
Michael focuses on investments in artificial intelligence, security, and IoT companies. Prior to joining Work-Bench, he was an industry analyst covering these sectors in Forrester Research's CIO practice. Michael previously co-founded AgroSci, a profitable sustainability technology start-up.