The Global Entrepreneurship Network announced that Jonathan Meeks has joined the organization as its Director for Partnerships where he will identify strategic opportunities and relationships strategically important to GEN and all of its programs. He began the assignment on February 1.
"GEN would not be able to build entrepreneurship ecosystems in 180+ countries were it not for our strategic partners," said Jonathan Ortmans, president of the Global Entrepreneurship Network. "Meeks has an impressive track record and I believe he has the tools to cultivate even stronger partnerships to help expand our reach and our impact as GEN looks to reboot, rethink and regenerate communities as they emerge from the pandemic."
Meeks joins GEN with over 13 years of industry experience. He most recently handled partnerships for the National Black MBA Association. He also served as the National Director for Dream Corps Tech, a program cultivating future leaders and entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds that was co-founded by pop music icon Prince and Van Jones, commentator for CNN. Prior to that, Meeks worked within partnerships holding differing titles for the NFL, MLB, NASCAR, WNBA and other sports firms.
"Working at GEN allows me to continue to leverage my passion to support startups by providing more opportunities for entrepreneurs all over the world," said Meeks. "I am thrilled to start working globally to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams by cultivating new relationships."
Meeks grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned his Bachelor's Degree at Georgia State University, before earning his Master’s Degree at Florida International University.