About Jon

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Jon Younger founded the Agile Talent Collaborative, a non- profit cooperative organization after publishing the book, Agile Talent.  He is excited to support agile talent staffing firms, corporate employers and independent workers by helping to bring practical, research-based insights to the new on-demand staffing industry, recognizing it is a fundamentally new industry.

Jon was previously a partner of the RBL Group, where he established and led the firm’s well-respected HR Transformation practice and was a director of the RBL Institute.  He continues to write, speak and consult selectively. He coaches senior executives, and teaches change leadership, HR transformation and strategic talent management.

Jon’s career combines consulting, executive management and HR leadership. Prior to RBL he was corporate SVP and Chief Learning and Talent Officer of one of the largest U.S. financial services organizations, where he was responsible for leadership development, talent management, staffing, corporate learning, succession planning and executive compensation.

Earlier, he was Managing Partner of the Novations Group, the global consulting firm and led the firm’s acquisition by Provant (NASDAQ).

He was also EVP and Chief Operating Officer at NetValue USA, the French Internet firm.

Jon began his career as an organization consultant for Exxon Mobil in Canada, where he eventually managed a global internal consulting team.

He holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Toronto and was an Ontario Graduate Scholar and Canada Council Research Fellowship recipient.

Jon teaches in the executive education faculties of the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. He’s also been an invited lecturer at many other universities and in corporate executive education programs worldwide. He’s also the author of five books and many articles.

Jon and his wife Carolyn divide their time between rural Connecticut and New York. Their sons, Josh and Aaron, are out in the world making families of their own.