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Jonathan is a founder and partner at Ignition Partners, the Northwest’s largest venture capital firm. With more than $3 billion in committed capital across its early-stage venture funds and affiliated funds in China, Ignition focuses its investments on enterprise software companies, and has led early-stage rounds for such companies as Splunk, Docusign, Avvo, and Cloudera. Jonathan led a number of these investments, most notably, Docusign, in which Ignition was the first institutional investor. Jonathan served on the company’s board for nearly 15 years.
Jonathan served on the Executive Committees for the University of Washington Foundation Board and the United Nations Association of America (UNA-USA). He also served on the Epiphany and Applied Precision Learning School boards. Currently, Jonathan serves on the board of the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Stimson Center. In addition, for the last ten years he has taught a weekly class on the works of C.S. Lewis at the Epiphany Parish in Seattle.
Jonathan is a graduate from the University of Washington with an Honors degree in History. Jon also served as the Student Body President for the 1985 – 1986 term.
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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Stefanie Robinson spent fifteen years in operational leadership across healthcare, research and development, and the public sector. She has expertise in lean, facilities and construction management, information technology, project and program management, global health, product development, organizational strategy, goal setting, analytics, management consulting and executive coaching.
She spent many years as the Chief Production Officer at Seattle Children’s Research Institute with a focus on leveraging analytics to achieve operational efficiencies enabling increased investment in organizational growth. Leveraging her expansive operational experience she transitioned to management consulting during which time she worked across multiple industries including aviation, outdoor retail, global health, and non-profit operations. She joined RPrime in 2022 to bring focus and rigor to the broad and diverse initiatives. Her aim is to provide impact to communities across the Pacific Northwest and beyond by harnessing the RPrime vision and making it a reality.
When she's not focused on work, she is spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, training for her next run, and connecting with her community.
Garr Larson has over 30+ years’ experience at the President, CEO, CMO, Board of Directors and Corporate Vice President level leading B2C companies – including as a founding executive of Hot Topic which he helped take from garage start-up to IPO.
After Hot Topic, Garr led small and large retail and consumer product companies including Dogeared Jewelry, Fredericks of Hollywood, Orvis, Rugged Bear, and Britches of Georgetowne.
While living in Hermosa Beach, CA and President of Dogeared Jewelry (a very early B Corporation and a private company committed to making “good things happen”) Garr decided to devote himself solely to enterprises and organizations committed to positive, non-profit change.
Garr is also the author of "Understand Social Selling" available on Amazon, as well as a contributor to multiple vintage automobile and motorcycle sites including BarnFinds, National Auto News, Lost Car Legends, and more.