Hi, I’m Jon and I’m a coach & mentor

From 2014-2022 I was a trusted voice, advisor and mentor to many. To my clients I was a steady hand offering sound advice on how to use technology in the workplace in a trusted manner. During this time I leaned on and learned from my journey as business owner operator in many forms. Early on I worked with a firm to build a brand and learned the power of storytelling, core values and trust building.

This combined with my work ethic and past life experiences put me in a role where I can start helping others down their entrepreneurial path and journey. I am not a head in the clouds style coach and mentor, my tactical and brass tacks approach to business means that if you're really ready to take that first step, I will help get take that step and thrive.

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My career journey so far

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. -- Steve Jobs

  1. Blue State Digital

    May 2013 - Apr 2015

    Blue State Digital

    Responsible for all planning in regards to technology for internal staff development, communications, and systems. Manage the support needs for the entire organization including but not limited to vendor management, contract negotiations, and large-scale solution implementations.

  2. MPP

    Jun 2015 - Mar 2021

    MPP

    Managing the IT needs of the organization. In charge of all aspects of Network Administration, Server Administration, VOIP / SIP Administration, Budgeting, Cybersecurity (PCI, NIST etc..), and IT Strategy.

  3. Grove

    Jan 2014 - May 2022

    Grove

    We help people and businesses get the most out of their Apple computer investment by offering computer consulting services such as staff augmentation, remote & onsite support, application / iOS Development, system deployment, and much more.

  4. Interlaced.io

    May 2022 - Dec 2023

    Interlaced

    Taking technology at Interlaced.io to the next level, helping to establish operational & security maturity and working with leadership team to ensure that clients have the right technology stack coupled with operational procedures and policies to ensure an amazing user experience.

  5. Breelabs

    May 2022 - Present

    Breelabs

    Sharing my experiences as CEO, Founder & Operator of Grove Technologies. Business coach and mentor to those who are serious about starting their own business.

  6. I am currently here in my journey :D

I talk about technology, entrepreneurship and my journey.

If this sounds good and you want to hear more then connect with me on LinkedIn. I look forward to interacting with you over there. I am only able to mentor 3-4 people per year due to the time investment if you would like to be considered please drop me a line.

A proven method and track record you can always trust

I've learned you have to put your money where your mouth is, so much so that I only coach those I can advise on based on my past experiences. Here are my certifications that I have gained over the years in business, technology and cybersecurity.

Quantic MBA

Master of Business Administration

from Quantic
School of Business

CMMC RP

Certified CMMC Registered Practitioner

from CMMC
Accreditation Body

Apple

Certified Apple Professional

22 years experience

CEO Grove Technologies

Grove Technologies

Founder & CEO
10 years experience

Channel Futures

Channel Futures #17 best MSP Nationwide

+4 other best
in class awards.

JAMF

JAMF MDM Certified

14 years of experience

50+ Clients have loved my work

My awards and acknowledgements

MSP 501 2023 Winner
NextGen 101 Winner 2021
MSP 501 2021 Winner
MSP 501 2020 Winner
Quantic MBA
Apple Certified Support Professional
Jumpcloud Cloud Core Certified
Mosyle Certified Administrator
CMMC RP
Google Project Management Certificate
Google Cybersecurity Certifiate
CWNP Professional

Press and Interviews

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511: Interview With Jon Brown CEO of Grove Technologies

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Command Control Power

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434: Interview With Jon Brown CEO of Grove Technologies

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Command Control Power

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Grove Technologies Named #3 Best MSP Nationwide by Channel Futures NextGen 101

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384: Interview With Jon Brown, founder & CEO of Grove Technologies

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Command Control Power

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#270 | Jon Brown | VP of Technology & Cybersecurity | Interlaced.

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Cyber Pro Podcast

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MSP 501 Profile: Grove Technologies Differentiates with Apple’s Mac

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We're celebrating Blue Team Warrior member Jon Brown, MBA today!

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Blue Team Warrior Podcast

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The First Customer - Interlacing Success By Future-Proofing Your Tech with Jon Brown

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First Customer Podcast

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Deciding to sell your business

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Rialto Marketing Podcast

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