J.B. Lyon serves as a Board member for EnerAllies. J.B. manages his family office, Mount Independence Investments, which primarily invests growth capital in B2B service businesses focused on SaaS, the elderly sector and energy. Mount Independence also invests in commercial real estate. J.B. helped to create and manage two private equity firms: ZBI Ventures and Vision Media Investors, which focused investments in energy and media, respectively.
Prior to this, he was Vice President of Business Development for Staples, Inc. and Vice President of Operations for Staples Business Delivery unit. During his eight year tenure at Staples, J.B. led the launch of the Staples.com site, for which he wrote the business plan, led the development of the site, and served in marketing and operations positions.
Prior to joining Staples, J.B. co-founded and managed Uncle Dave’s Kitchen, a nationally distributed, all-natural pasta sauce and condiment packaged foods company. Earlier, he spearheaded the use of satellite technology in the 1988 presidential election. J.B. also served as Assistant to the President of New World Entertainment, the production company that produced The Wonder Years. During high school, J.B. led his first entrepreneurial venture when he created a company with his father that became the first licensee of Pac-Man paraphernalia.
J.B. holds an MBA from Harvard and a B.A. from Tufts University.