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Jon Norton

Jon Norton

Lecturer

Jon has a background that covers corporate treasury, financial markets, project finance, export finance, asset-based lending, relationship management and now origination in a special opportunities fund. This has involved a range of situations ranging from operating at board level in a small and entrepreneurial specialist lender to working in a large bank as head of corporates with a balance sheet of €8bn. Jon transitioned to a portfolio career in 2019 blending the fund role with educational roles. 

Expertise 

Strategic management, debt financing, asset-based lending, acquisition finance, corporate banking, corporate restructures and turnaround, executive coaching, public speaking and presentation, relationship management

Experience 

Crestline Europe, LLP, Managing Director: 2019 – present
Wells Fargo Capital Finance Ltd, Director: 2005–19
Commerzbank AG, London Branch, Head of Corporates: 1997–2005
Banque Paribas, London Branch, Executive: 1994–97
Westpac Banking Corporation, London Branch, Senior Manager: 1985–94

Education

BSc (Hons) Physics, Imperial College, London: 1978–81
MBA, Cranfield School of Management: 1989–90

Professional qualifications 

PGCHE, ifs University College

Languages

English, German (basic)

Membership 

London Trade Roundtable, Executive Committee Ward of Cordwainer Club, Executive Committee
Worshipful Company of International Bankers, Liveryman & Member of the Charitable & Education Committee Association of Foreign Banks, Corporate & Institutional Committee until 2019
Associate of the Royal College of Science
Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Awards

Courage Award of Distinction, Cranfield School of Management


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