Bon is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and has been with Adams Street Partners and its predecessor organizations since 1980. He was instrumental in the development of Adams Street’s private equity investment strategies, fund management, and investor relations. He is sought out by private equity firms, consultants, and investors for advice and recommendations on a variety of private equity topics.
Throughout his career, Bon has been a guest lecturer to business schools, Wall Street firms, private equity conferences, and industry trade associations about various investment topics and strategies. He was a member of the CFA Institute Committee (formerly AIMR – the Association for Investment Management and Research), which made recommendations concerning standards for reporting performance in private equity. Bon was a contributor to the ICFA’s first book on the subject of private market investments, Investing in Venture Capital (1988).
He also sits on the advisory boards of New Enterprise Associates and Madison Dearborn Partners.
Bon is Chairman of the Adams Street Partners Board of Directors. He is a member of the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Investment Committee at Northwestern University. He is also a member of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council. Bon is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago Leadership Council, the Economic Club of Chicago, and Chairman of the Board of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Bon is former Director of the National Venture Capital Association, and former Chairman of the Board of the Chicago History Museum, where he remains as a Trustee.