Partner

Jon Guerster

Bringing decades of experience in strategy, operations, and corporate development, Jon was most recently CEO and co-founder of Dalkia Energy Solutions (formerly Groom Energy), a national building energy efficiency company in the commercial and industrial sector, that was acquired by French multinational utility company, EDF. Jon is also co-founder and chairman of Therm Solutions, a refrigerant carbon credit development company, and was co-founder and board member of Digital Lumens, a venture-backed LED lighting company, that was acquired by Osram.

Prior to Groom Energy, Jon was a general partner at Charles River Ventures (CRV), where he was lead investor, board member and advisor for enterprise software and service companies including BeFree (acquired by ValueClick), eDocs (acquired by Siebel Systems), Vignette (VIGN), Virtusa (VRTU) and Xign Corporation (acquired by JP Morgan Chase). Before CRV, Jon held senior management positions at Open Market, a start-up ecommerce software company that went public in 1996, and served in a variety of senior product marketing and sales management roles with both Hewlett Packard and JP Morgan.

Jon holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Jon is also a past member and committee chair of Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering Board of Visitors as well as the Board of Visitors at The Museum of Science in Boston. In his free time, Jon enjoys hiking, golfing, skiing and walking the dogs, all with the family as much as possible.