Jonathan joined Central 1 as Senior Legal Counsel in January 2015, and currently serves as Associate General Counsel and Head of Procurement. Jonathan has provided legal services to all areas of the business, and has extensive experience providing advice and negotiating transactions in the areas of technology licensing, payments, privacy, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, acquisitions, debt transactions and securitizations. As Head of Procurement, Jonathan established a centralized procurement function at Central 1, and is responsible for overall procurement strategy and operations.
Jonathan has been practicing law for approximately 15 years, mostly with a focus on financial services and technology. He has experience working in-house and at large, nationally prominent law firms in Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Central 1, Jonathan was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of hyperWALLET Systems Inc., a payments technology company.
Jonathan has a Juris Doctor (JD) from Boston University School of Law and completed his Bachelor of Arts at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He is licensed to practice law in British Columbia and North Carolina, and is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).