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Jon Newhard

Chairman

Jon Newhard is a business and technology executive with over three decades of experience of leadership including private equity, software and technology-enabled services.  As an Operating Partner at Riverside, Jon also serves on the board of Workstride. 

Prior to joining Riverside, Jon was the CEO of Trafficware, a KRG portfolio company, and was responsible for the turn-around of this KRG portfolio company and subsequent sale to Cubic in October, 2018.  He lead Cubic’s acquisition of GRIDSMART and was promoted to run Cubic’s ITS business with principle locations in Houston, Knoxville, and Stockton-on-Tees, UK.

Before joining Trafficware, Jon lead the turn-around of Kaplan Compliance Solutions and its sale to Texas Pacific Group and lead two divisions of Michigan-based local government software provider New World Systems.  Earlier in his career, Newhard gained functional experience in sales and sales management; product marketing and management; and business development and M&A at Siebel Systems and SAP.  Jon also served on active duty as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Newhard earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University where he also attended the Kennedy School of Government.