Jon Bennett is a seasoned senior executive and entrepreneur with a proven track record of scaling new ventures at speed, as well as decades of executive leadership experience in the energy sector.
Bennett serves as Principal at Catalyze Dallas Holdings, a company that forms, funds and scales new ventures by applying its turnkey commercialization process to intellectual property sourced from global defense, aerospace, and industrial companies, accelerating those innovations into new markets. Bennett has also served on the board of Catalyze Dallas affiliate company Metro Aerospace since its inception.
Previously, Bennett served as Senior Vice President at SDL Citadel, where he was responsible for channel development, customer acquisition and new product development. Before that, he was Senior Director External/Governmental Affairs for Energy Future Holdings, TXU Energy and Luminant, where he designed and directed advocacy strategies and tactical plans on policy issues that won support from both federal and state elected officials. In his early career, Bennett held leadership positions in operations, finance and strategy at Oncor Electric Delivery, the largest electric utility conglomerate in Texas.
Bennett graduated from Texas A&M University Central Texas with a Master’s in Management and Bachelor’s in Electronics. He currently serves on the Texas Advisory Board for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.