Jason Robinson, PhD, MBA
Founder and CEO of Next Mountain Corporation
Jason’s career spans multiple functions and industries — R&D, technology development, software engineering, venture investing, fund marketing, and management. He has held high-impact roles at startups and public companies, including Origami Logic, Trulia, and Intel, as well as several internships and a postdoctoral fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Jason’s undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral research was primarily published in peer-reviewed physics and chemistry journals. His research also includes social and cognitive psychology.
Jason cares deeply about education. Jason earned a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he was a Siebel Scholar. He earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Georgia’s Honors Program, and he was a National Merit Scholar.
As a lifetime learner, Jason completed a graduate certificate through the Stanford Center for Professional Development, and he has completed graduate coursework in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jason has completed several financial modeling courses, and he passed CFA Level I. Jason is also a huge fan of and participant in MOOCs; he began participating in them in 2011.