Networking

  • Number of students: 3
  • Teacher: Jack Killion
  • Released: 09/28/2017
  • Level: Beginner
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Jack Killion

The family and education years

Jack grew up in a blue collar family with parents who struggled living through the great Depression. His dad eventually started his own tool & die company using skills he learned as an apprentice working for GE in Schenectady. Entrepreneurship is in Jack’s DNA.

In fact, Jack’s masters degree thesis at MIT’s Business School focused on consulting with entrepreneurial companies in New England. Prior to graduating from MIT Jack received his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Yale University.

The early career years

For the first ten years following MIT he worked in Europe with Elliott Automation, a UK based technology company followed by two years serving in the U.S. Army and then several years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company providing strategic guidance to leaders of major Fortune 500 type organizations.

The early entrepreneurial years

Jack’s launched his entrepreneurial career, in the early 70’s. He spent the first five years working with two partners in KBO, Inc. to raise growth funding for high potential emerging, younger ventures and providing strategic growth and turn around advisory serves to investors in early stage companies.

Next Jack and his partners raised funding from a major mid west publishing company to launch Country Music Magazine, the first national consumer publication to serve this sector of the music industry. Simultaneously, KBO served as the publisher of Harper's Magazine during a turn-around period..

A few years into heading both publishing companies Jack’s dad passed and Jack also assumed leadership for the manufacturing company, Killion Extruders, Inc. that his dad started. Eventually Harper's was sold and Jack sold his interest in Country Music to his two partners. He continued successfully growing Killion Extruders for ten years and turning the company into a global leader in its sector before selling the company to a Public UK company and going on their board of directors.

During this same period Jack with his wife Judy pursued one of his passions at the time, thoroughbred horse racing. They bought a 50 acre New Jersey farm (Walnut Farm) where they still live. They spent over twenty years successfully teaching themselves this industry as breeders, owners, trainers and industry leaders. Jack has personally delivered over one hundred new foals and trained all of the horses they bred, running them at major East Coast tracks  including Belmont , Aqueduct, Monmouth, Meadlowlands and others.

The next entrepreneurial years

Jack, following the sale of Killion Extruders, teamed up with another ex-McKinsey colleague to start and grow a publishing and events company in the emerging wireless and mobile communications sector. Wireless for the Corporate User quickly emerged as the leading media company in this niche.

Continuing up to today

Following the sale of this media company Jack evolved into the hedge fund industry both as an investor and as founder and general partner of the Eagle Rock Diversified Fund. In 2015 it is in its 14th successful year. Jack continues heading this fund.

In  2012 Jack and a partner launched Bluestone + Killion, a training firm that continues to teach others how to  network and develop significant relations that will accelerate their careers, increase their value to their employers and enrich their personal and family lives. Since then Jack has trained well over 1000 business professionals and university students to develop and use their networking and relationship development skills.

Besides developing a robust diverse, global business career Jack has given back by being an adjunct professor at three New Jersey universities (Rutgers, Montclair State and Fairleigh Dickinson) and serving on the boards of various significant corporations and non-profit organizations including Medical Missions for Children, the Park Avenue Club and the Garden State Woman Education Foundation which organizes various programs to empower teen age girls and professional women.

Jack is a frequent public speaker and author with diverse business publications including Citi’s web site for small to mid size companies, New York Enterprise Report and the New York Law Journal.

He is writing his next book pulling together his lessons for entrepreneurs.

Jack is married to Judy Chapman, founder of the Garden State Woman Education Foundation and has one son Jonathan who is a leader in the turn around management sector.

Courses by this teacher

Name Level Release Date
Startup Funding 09/28/2017
Networking 09/28/2017
Education 04/04/2018
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