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Jon Henes

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Drawing on his 25-year track record as one of the nation's leading restructuring, corporate governance and crisis advisors, Jon founded C Street to help CEOs maximize value by navigating the most pressing issues of today. 

Jon is a trusted advisor to Boards of Directors, CEOs, C-Suites, and sponsors in highly complex and "bet the company" situations. Jon has advised companies in a multitude of sectors, including crypto-currency, retail, technology, automotive, energy, industrials, printing, media, radio broadcasting, television, healthcare, education, airlines, and publishing. Notably, Jon led the engagement of Full Beauty, the first one-day Chapter 11 case in history. Jon followed this achievement with another one-day Chapter 11 case in Sungard, which won The Deal, Restructuring of the Year Award in 2020. 

Jon is described as "very practical, creative and has an exceptional ability to sort out what is really important. Strategically, he understands the end goals." Moreover "he is a veteran and someone who can help forge solutions on complex cases." He has also been described as "exceptional" as well as "a great negotiator with very good deal instincts." In addition, Jon is noted as a "terrific solution-oriented and collaborative advisor" who "works very hard for his clients and has the right combination of knowing when to be aggressive and when to make a deal," and he "fights hard for his client to achieve a fair outcome." Clients noted that Jon "understands the big picture and works relentlessly to achieve results" and that he is "particularly good in complicated, messy matters for both debtors and creditors." 

Jon is the Chair of the Board of the Vice President's Residence Foundation and the Co-Founder of the Foundation for Education in Honduras (FEIH). He serves on the Advisory Board of the Black Economic Alliance, and the Boards of Directors of FEIH, CaringKind, the Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving, and is a member of the American College of Bankruptcy. Jon was the National Finance Chair for Vice President Kamala Harris' Presidential Campaign. 

 

Jon earned his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was Managing Editor of the Law Review, and his B.A. in History from Union College.