Chief Executive Officer of Jones Capital
Jonathan Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of Jones Capital, a Mississippi-based investment holding company. Jones Capital, with roots dating back to 1949 as a single small business in South Mississippi, has grown to become a thriving portfolio of middle market companies, many of which have become national market share leaders in their respective industries including recycling, energy infrastructure services, and forest products.
Jonathan Jones began working for the family business upon graduating with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi. Within four years of joining, Jonathan purchased a controlling interest in Jones Companies and took responsibility for operating and growing the business as Chief Executive Officer. During this time, Jonathan reinvested all profits of the businesses in expansion and innovation, while also building executive management teams at each, separately managed, company.
Jonathan has been recognized for his entrepreneurial achievement throughout his career, including the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 award for Diversified and Industrial Products in the Gulf Coast Area. As a regional winner, Jonathan competed for national recognition among the most elite entrepreneurs in the country. Jonathan was the only award winner from the gulf coast region to be named a finalist at the national level.