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Our Leaders

C Street’s team has decades of experience advising clients in a multitude of sectors, including cryptocurrency, retail, technology, automotive, energy, industrials, printing, media, radio broadcasting, television, healthcare, education, airlines, and publishing. Jon and Jackie built a team of expert professionals who thrive in complexity, financial products, and business.

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Jon Henes

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jon Henes, founder and CEO of C Street, is one of the leading restructuring, corporate governance, and crisis advisors in the country.  After 20 years as a senior partner in the Restructuring Group at Kirkland & Ellis, Jon founded C Street, a market defining strategic communications firm, dedicated to helping clients navigate complex special situations, including restructurings, liability management transactions, workouts, and chapter 11 cases.


Over his career, Jon has advised boards of directors, companies, and financial sponsors across the spectrum of the economy, including crypto-currency, retail, technology, automotive, energy, industrials, printing, media, radio broadcasting, television, healthcare, education, airlines, sports, real estate, and publishing. Jon is known for his client-first focus and creativity, as he pioneered the first one-day chapter 11 case in history and helped a multitude of clients fix their balance sheet and operations in some of the most sophisticated transactions in the industry.


Jon is described by Chambers 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.” Jon is noted as a “terrific solution-oriented and collaborative advisor” who  “understands the big picture and works relentlessly to achieve results.”


Jon is also involved in many philanthropic and political activities. Notably, 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 and CaringKind, the Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving, and is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.  Jon served as the National Finance Chair for Vice President Kamala Harris’ 2020 Presidential Campaign and also as a finance chair for Ray McGuire’s 2021 New York City Mayoral Campaign.


As a leading advisor, Jon has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, and Yahoo Finance, as well as in publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, and USA Today. Jon has lectured at esteemed institutions, including Harvard Business School, Penn Law School and New York University.


Jon earned his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was Managing Editor of the Law Review, and recently taught as an adjunct professor.

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Jackie Rubin

President, Strategic Communication

Jackie Rubin joined C Street with more than 20 years of experience guiding communications strategy and implementation for high profile matters involving some of the world’s most category defining corporations.

Her strategic communications expertise is drawn from a breadth of experience honed on over 40 transformative mergers and acquisitions, as well as financially distressed situations.

Jackie brings to C Street her unique hands on communication leadership and expertise in designing executive communications programs for established and emerging companies, complex change enablement, comprehensive internal brand and employee communications, global issues and reputation management, and everything in between.


With a steady hand and unwavering commitment to client services, Jackie understands the needs of clients experiencing existential challenges and is able to help them navigate a complex landscape to drive value and success.

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