Jonathan Kalman is Managing Partner of Jaguar Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm that specializes in software and technology investments in the financial services, insurance, payments and telecommunications industry. He is also former Executive Chairman of UNIRISX LLC, a global insurance software provider.
Mr. Kalman is former Chairman and CEO of Jaguar Acquisition Corporation, a company that he took public (NASDAQ: JGACU.OB) and later merged in a landmark transaction with China Cablecom, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CABL) marking the first foreign investment in the Chinese cable TV industry.
Mr. Kalman was founder and Managing Partner of Katalyst Venture Partners (KVP I) and Internet Katalyst Investment Partners (IKIP I), early stage technology venture capital funds. Mr. Kalman’s investments include: Breakaway Solutions (NASDAQ: BWAY), where Mr. Kalman assisted the company through its explosive growth from 20 employees to more than 1,000 and an IPO led by Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers; Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ: ICGE); Sixth Dimension (acquired by Comverge, NASDAQ: COMV); ERisk (acquired by SunGard), supplyFORCE, Netuitive and InvestorForce. Mr. Kalman is also a founding investor in Arcadian Networks, backed by Goldman Sachs. Arcadian Networks provides last mile wireless carrier services to the energy sector using the 700 MHz licensed spectrum.
Previously he was Chairman of Katalyst Securities LLC, an investment bank and FINRA broker/dealer. As Chairman, Mr. Kalman oversaw the completion of over $1B in transactions in the US and Europe from offices in NY, London and Philadelphia. Previously, Mr. Kalman was Managing Director of Naviant Technology Solutions, acquired by Equifax.
Mr. Kalman began his career at IBM, where he served in sales, consulting, technology and management positions. At IBM, Mr. Kalman worked with clients in the payments industry. Earlier in his career at IBM he led an advanced semiconductor diagnostics team.
Currently, Mr. Kalman is a member of the Board of Directors of PE Systems LLC, and a senior advisor to Skillnet GmbH. Former board and advisor positions include: Director, China Cablecom (NASDAQ: CABL); Director, RS Software (India) Ltd. (BSE: RSS); Advisor, Customer Analytics (acquired by NASDAQ: EXAP); Advisor, Nstein Technologies (TSE: EIN); and Advisor, Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ: ICGE).
Mr. Kalman holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science, Applied Physics, from Cornell University.
Mr. Kalman is a former member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and served as Chapter Chairman for the Philadelphia Chapter of YPO. He has broad national and international investment experience in the US, UK, Europe, China, India, Latin America, Israel and Canada.