Jon Watts - Managing Partner of Halite Partners LLC
Jon is the Managing Partner for Halite Consulting Group. Jon works with clients in Retail, Healthcare and Financial Services to implement business transformation strategies leveraging leading edge technologies. Jon is highly regarded by his clients for his track record of helping them solve their most complex business challenges.
Jon is a regular speaker at industry technology and operations conferences. He has published and been quoted in articles on brokerage operations and emerging technology in publications like Waters Technology and Inside Reference Data. Jon is a leading expert on Intelligent Automation and Blockchain technologies. Jon has published studies on the risks associated with outsourcing, and he has been quoted in the WSJ and the Economist as an authority in this area.
Prior to Halite Group, Jon was a Managing Director in the New York office of Deloitte & Touche LLP where he served as the Global Head of Innovation for Deloitte Advisory's Financial Services. He also held senior roles at Thomson Reuters as the head of Corporate Development and Risk Management for their Wealth Management business. At Wells Fargo Advisors, he built a Strategic Sourcing team that managed a +$700MM vendor portfolio and implementation work associated with all third party service providers. In this capacity, Jon led the first ever offshoring of retail brokerage operations in the industry, generating over $20MM in recurring run rate savings. Prior to his industry roles, Jon was a Principal in Booz Allen’s Technology Strategy practice where he served clients in financial services, healthcare and defense.
Jon earned both an MBA and Masters in Public Health from Yale University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Colorado. His senior thesis on the complexities of health care reform was published in a leading academic journal and is often required reading in health policy classes at universities across the country.
Jon can be reached at:
+1 914 295 4819