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Jon Spotts

Co-Founder and Director of Sports Academy Foundation

Jon Spotts

Jon is an experienced operating executive with deep knowledge in sports management (training, coaching, facilities, tech, philanthropy), international retailing, wholesaling, software development, and business/strategy consulting.  He is the President of Sports Academy. Jon was previously President of Mamba Sports Academy and Club Director and Coach for Mamba Basketball Club.

Jon has a long history of involvement in community leadership endeavors as he is the Director of National Junior Basketball (Newport Mesa) and has previously served as President of Harbor View Dads (elementary school non-profit), Director of Corona Del Mar High School Foundation, and Director of Soaring With Eagles Foundation (collegiate non-profit).  He has participated at the board level in both established and start-up companies for 25+ years.  Previously, Jon was on the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Consultant for House of Busby, an international retailer and wholesaler operating in South Africa and Australia from 2010-13.

He lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa from 1999-2008 as Chief Executive of the Department Stores Division of Edcon (Pty) Limited, Africa’s preeminent retailer.  From 1985-98, he worked for Sears, Roebuck, and Co in a series of jobs in finance, buying, planning, and marketing including several senior positions.  Jon is a Certified Public Accountant.