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Mr. Peter Jonas

Mr. Peter S. Jonas was born in in Cologne, Germany and remained there until six months of age and then came to America. His family left Germany because of raising anti-Semitism. He considers himself a Holocaust survivor. Mr. Jonas was CEO of LendingApps, LLC a commercial mortgage software company. Mr. Jonas was one of co- founders and three principals of FortuneLabs, LLC, a company specializing in investing in early stage companies. Mr. Jonas, a CPA, has extensive first-hand experience as a Principal in merger and acquisition management, leverage buyouts, IPOs, investor relations, public/private lending, and long range corporate strategic planning. Mr. Jonas serves on the Board of Trustees for the Baruch College Fund (since 1999), the Business Advisory Council of Baruch, and is the California Campaign Chair. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of C.P.A.'s and Financial Executives Institute. He is also a member of Tech Coast Angels, a group of private investors who invest in and assist early-stage, Southern California companies. Mr. Jonas graudated with a BBA in 1960 from Baruch College. He commissioned the artist James Agius to create a life- sized sculpture of Bernard M. Baruch sitting on a bench. In addition, he has endowed the Peter S. Jonas Visiting Professorship in Entrepreneurial Studies at Baruch.
Scholarships associated with Mr. Peter Jonas
  • Peter & Gloria Jonas Accounting & Entrepreneurship Scholarship