Senior Leadership Team

Jon David Willingham


Jon David Willingham is a Partner at Highmore, a global alternative asset management firm, where he focuses on the firm’s strategic growth and international businesses. He works closely with institutions, family offices, and ultra-high net worth individuals, advising on current and potential investments, portfolio company strategy, and political and impact concerns.


Previously, Jon David was Managing Director of the Office of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.  From Highmore, Jon David continues to direct the family’s venture capital and private equity involvements.  Jon David has a particularly deep background in sustainable investment and growing disruptive operating businesses, having advised many of the world’s leading private and institutional sustainability, cleantech, and renewable energy infrastructure investors in relation to financings totaling in excess of $2 billion and structured funds in excess of $2.2 billion.  


Jon David serves on or advises the boards of directors and senior management of a number of firms and companies, presently including Starwood Energy Group, ColorZen, and GridBright, among others. 


Earlier in his career, Jon David worked for Bear, Stearns & Co. as a public finance investment banking associate, focused on structuring and deal origination for major metropolitan and state clients, as well as large public power issuers.  Prior thereto, he was an associate with AEA Holdings and Aetos Capital.


Jon David earned an MPA from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a BA in Economics and Political Science with minors in International Studies and Business Administration from Rhodes College.