Daniel Jones is a US-based entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience living and working in emerging and frontier markets, including China, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and India. His professional roots are in technology, applied mathematics, electronic commerce and emerging economies.
Recently, Jones spent the last five years living in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he evaluated supply chains, structured and funded companies as CEO and founder of Pioneer Management. In DRC, he founded RAMIKA, the first US-owned company to successfully export conflict minerals from DRC to the US in compliance with supply chain and traceability requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act. He also structured the first private port facility constructed in the DRC.
His professional roots are in technology, electronic commerce and emerging economies. In 1991, Jones was with the Defense Intelligence Agency where he was a key architect and topology designer of the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications Systems (JWICS), the first TCP/IP system to transfer voice, video and data across Top Secret networks.
Jones has a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell and an M.B.A. with concentrations in International Business, Finance and Business Strategy from the University of Chicago (Booth). He served as an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Chicago where his specialty was the impact of technology on Business Strategy.