Jon Gogolak joined AgAmerica Lending in October 2019. He is the Capital Markets Analyst and oversees the inaugural securitization of agriculture land loans. Jon has a master’s in Economic Policy Analysis and bachelor’s in economics from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
Jon has worked in the financial analysis sector since 2011. He began his career at HFR Asset Management as a Risk Specialist. It was here he provided quantitative, risk analysis reports to show how funds interacted with changes in the market to provide more transparency for investors and investment managers. Most recently prior to AgAmerica, Jon was an Investment Banking Associate for PCE, a middle market investment banking firm. During this time, he managed reporting, funding, selling, and cash management of mid-level businesses.
Upon moving to Florida in 2015, Jon began working as a Treasury Analyst for JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a major automotive distributor ranked by Forbes as the 21st largest privately held company in the U.S. In this position, he worked directly with the securitization of an asset-backed debt issuance program and managed cash movement. While in Chicago, Jon helped develop direct securitization in personal loans at a consumer lending startup company, AVANT. He also has nearly four years of experience as a Treasury Analyst for Achievement Assessment Management, LLC. and Peak6 Investment LP. Through his collective experience, he has become an expert in areas related to hedge funds, capital markets, and asset management. He prioritizes collateral optimization to provide the most efficient and transparent strategies to better serve the American Farmer’s needs.