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Jon Roberts


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Creative strategist, dot-connector, and bureaucracy-hacker for equity and progress.

Prior to joining PIF, Jon was a Senior Director at Luminary Labs, a New York–based strategy and innovation consultancy, where he led the company’s scientific discovery and infrastructure portfolios. Over the last five years, Jon helped a range of federal and nonprofit clients connect innovation dots and advance American competitiveness, equity, and prosperity. He oversaw the design and delivery of groundbreaking, multimillion-dollar prizes and accelerators including the CDC/NASA Lead Detect Prize, NIH Neuromod Prize, DOD/NGA MagQuest, HHS LymeX Diagnostics Prize, and USDoED/NSA CTE CyberNet. Before joining Luminary Labs, Jon spent over a decade advising Fortune 500 companies and NGOs in the agriculture, financial services, health, and industrial sectors. He holds an A.B. in government from Harvard University and is currently completing a M.S. in Public Economics and Policy from Purdue University.