An experienced sales and management executive, Jon Tallen most recently served as strategic relationships senior vice president with Micro Product Distributors, Inc. Working under presidents Michael Schuler and Hansel Luis, he sourced computer parts throughout Asia and North America and oversaw distribution to major retailers such as Staples and Fry's. Jon Tallen also led sales development activities with Sun Nursery, which supplies tropical plants to approximately 250 retail customers throughout the southeast.
Mr. Tallen completed his bachelor’s degree in sociology and economics at the University of Minnesota. He joined Best Buy Co., Inc., in the mid-1980s. As district manager, he opened the major markets of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Orange County, and he oversaw the recruiting and training of 50 managers who directed more than 1,400 staff members. As Best Buy’s senior manager of national parts sourcing from 2004 to 2008, Mr. Tallen directed a buying team that managed parts distributor and original equipment manufacturer vendor relationships.
Jon Tallen actively supports a number of charities that rescue chickens, cats, and horses.