We Build Companies…From Our Airplane Hangar in Marin County, California
We Conduct Monthly Off-Sites, Countless Brainstorming Sessions & Endless Business Model Iterations… All To Develop a Select Handful of Companies We Launch Each Year
At Aspatore Ventures, we come up with hundreds of new business ideas, launching a select few startups every year from our airplane hangar in Marin County, California. Our team develops all the new companies we launch, and self-funds the ventures as we scale certain businesses. Many of the companies we have started have been the first to introduce new business models in their industries.
Aspatore Books (acquired by Thomson Reuters) was the first business book publisher to focus exclusively on active C-Level executives as authors, publishing over 4,000 top executives and becoming one of the five largest business book publishers in the world in a nine year period. ExecSense (acquired by the Financial Times, a division of Pearson), brought eLearning to executives in a webinar format, and set the precedent for professionals paying for webinars as a highly targeted and time efficient e-learning tool.
Our Current Focus
The ExecRanks, currently the largest Aspatore Ventures company, has developed an exclusive platform that enables executives to take a proactive approach to professional opportunities and advancement, and a first-of-its kind way for companies to simply and more cost effectively connect with top executive candidates.
WonderDads helps busy Dads embrace their kid’s childhood. Our 45,000+ members with kids ages 0-12 get our weekly digital magazine, their own account on WonderDads.com, and access to 100s of fun and inspiring things to do with their kids.
Our Past & Future
Aspatore Ventures has thrived on developing new business models, products, and services. We look forward to continuing to innovate and launching new startups around the exciting wave of disruptive technologies that are sure to be on the horizon in the near future. Aspatore Ventures was founded in 1999 by Jonathan Aspatore, a serial entrepreneur based in Marin County, California.
Aspatore Ventures Founder & CEO
Jonathan is the Founder and CEO of Aspatore Ventures, and for the last 19 years has been a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about starting and scaling new companies.
Many of the companies Jonathan has started have been the first to introduce new business models in their industries. Aspatore Books (acquired by Thomson Reuters) was the first business book publisher to focus exclusively on active C-Level executives as authors, publishing over 4,000 top executives and becoming one of the five largest business book publishers in the world in a nine year period. ExecSense (acquired by the Financial Times, a division of Pearson), brought e-learning to executives in a webinar format, and set the precedent for professionals paying for webinars as a highly targeted and time efficient e-learning tool.
Jonathan’s primary role at Aspatore Ventures is to conceive new company ideas, create an initial business model, then hand off the “game plan” to an entrepreneur that he mentors to test the viability of the business and scale it in the marketplace. Jonathan also then guides the entrepreneurs and management teams of existing Aspatore Ventures companies throughout the life cycles of the businesses while they run the day-to-day operations of the companies.
Jonathan advises and sits on the boards of several companies, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He has authored seven books on entrepreneurship and various financial topics. He is also an avid tennis player and an Assistant Tennis Coach for St. Mary’s College. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
John E. Green
Chief Financial Officer
John is the CFO of Aspatore Ventures, and plays a key financial and operational role with all of the Aspatore Ventures companies. He combine a compelling blend of accounting and finance management experience with highly developed performance and sales optimization capabilities. John is extremely adaptable with proven success in intense and demanding environments experiencing rapid change, business expansion, internal growth and acquisition and divestiture. Drive impressive cost savings in logistics, cycle-time, inventory, and resources. John has his MS from Northeastern University, his BS from Pepperdine University, and his MBA from University of Southern California.
Keri Ribardiere is the team lead for WonderDads, the #1 resource for Dads. Since joining Aspatore Ventures in 2012, she has led numerous new beta companies, played pivotal roles with existing portfolio companies, and helped shape strategic as well as operational play books. Keri has previously worked with numerous business to consumer companies, including The Orange County Register and The Walt Disney Company. Keri attended Cal State Long Beach and has her Bachelor’s in Business Administration.
Kate Wilkinson is the Senior Recruiter for Aspatore Ventures, The ExecRanks and WonderDads where she executes the recruiting strategy to hit the growth objectives for each organization. Since joining The ExecRanks in 2016, she has played a vital role in growing and shaping the teams as we have grown. She has an uncanny ability to find the perfect talent match for each of our positions. Kate previously worked as a recruiting consultant, a full cycle recruiter as well as an Account Manager with Williams-Sonoma, Inc, Yahoo Inc. and Akamai Technologies. Kate earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing from Bryant University in Rhode Island.
Aspatore Ventures is Hiring!
Interested in joining one of our companies, or being an entrepreneur-in-residence and heading up one of our new beta companies? Please use the contact form below and tell us about your background and what makes you a unique candidate.
Aspatore Ventures, Inc.
Hangar 7, Hamilton Landing
Novato, CA 94949
To contact a specific Aspatore Ventures company or an employee of an Aspatore Ventures company, please visit the web site for that specific company.