Jason understands the magic of maintaining culture, discipline, and focus. He learned the hard way when he moved to the west coast in 1997 and lived through the internet bubble. In that time, he experienced first-hand the pitfalls of managing and growing large sums of money very fast: a loss of disciplined decision-making, poor focus, the negatives of a highly political culture, and hasty investments.
So when he eventually met Gordon Ritter and Brian Jacobs and decided to start Emergence, he decided to turn early failures into lasting wisdom. Knowing how fragile team culture and investment discipline is, he now protects it fiercely—and the result is sustainable success.