Jon Kleinman

Partner – New Jersey

Jon Kleinman’s specialty is taking the guesswork out of attaining breakthrough successes. With a strong background in journalism, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, high-tech, retail, and consumer products, there are very few industries that don’t fall within Jon’s expertise.  As the leader of Insigniam’s Design & Innovation team, Jon has provided critical insights and leadership to the development of Insigniam’s innovation consulting.

Jon brings more than 15 years of experience to the consulting team, consulting for global Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Insigniam, he was a senior sales manager of an international training and development company, leading its East Coast division to its best period in 10 years. After covering the political beat for several years as an accomplished journalist, Jon developed an interest in what shapes behavior and action, and how work environments enhance or detract from people’s ability to perform, ultimately leading him to the Insigniam team.

His areas of expertise range from:

  • Designing and delivering customized, in-house leadership development programs
  • Launching and executing multiple Breakthrough Projects globally
  • Coaching executives
  • Leading and executing leadership training while being accountable for both sales and management Breakthrough Results
  • Facilitating new program implementation
  • Researching, designing, and executing new programs and offerings for Insigniam to offer an increased value to clients
  • Training and developing clients in design thinking and innovation around their key processes, and how to apply to current business challenges
  • Managing successful corporate mergers
  • Redesigning and implementing new, streamlined commercial and marketing

Jon is..

  • Living in New Jersey with his wife, Joanna, and two young sons, Max and Zach, and daughter, Amanda
  • An active member of several local charities and community organizations and has served on the board of the New Jersey Council on the Arts
  • Passionate about cooking, traveling, coaching, and volunteering for various religious associations and youth athletic leagues


  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Psychology, Syracuse University, 1992
  • Graduate work in journalism, Temple University, 1994

Awards and achievements

  • Keynote speaker at LifeNet Health Leadership Summit, speaking to top 60 executives on the subject of Innovation and Breakthrough Thinking, 2006-2008
  • Keynote speaker to top 80 members of Johnson & Johnson’s Vision Care America’s Marketing Division on building a high-performing team, Callaway Gardens, 2006
  • Broke story uncovering Philadelphia Daily News layoffs amid labor strife in 1995
  • Published several articles in newspapers and magazines
  • Accomplished artist with works displayed in local galleries and placed through the National Arts in the Mall program
  • Former journalist with Philadelphia City Paper, as well as freelance work with various national and local publications