Jon Anderson, Managing Director
Jon is a founding partner of Ignition Capital, and a founder of both Ignition Partners and Qiming Venture Partners. Jon spent nine years at Microsoft, ultimately as Corporate Controller and as General Manager of Worldwide Business Strategy, reporting to Steve Ballmer. Before joining Microsoft, Jon was Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche, where he managed the team that served Microsoft from its very early stages through its initial public offering. Jon is a CPA, having attended the University of Oregon. He received his degree in business administration from Central Washington University.
John Zagula, Managing Director
John is a founding partner of Ignition Capital, a founder of Qiming Venture Partners, and one of the original employees of Ignition Partners. John spent eight years at Microsoft in various senior marketing and strategy positions, including General Manager of Global Marketing Campaigns, where he was responsible for business advertising and the development of the Microsoft Office brand. Before joining Microsoft, John was Marketing Manager at American Express in International Business Development and Customer Acquisition and Retention. As an associate at International Data Corporation, he wrote the first white paper on Desktop Publishing. John holds an MS in International Economics and Monetary Theory from the Fletcher School (Harvard/Tufts) and a BA (magna cum laude) from Marquette University. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and studied at Universität zu Köln.
Rennie Coit, Partner
Rennie is a partner at Ignition Capital. Rennie previously served as COO of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics and as Medical Director of Regence BlueShield. Earlier in his career, Rennie practiced general pediatrics at Virginia Mason Medical Center, where he also served as a clinic medical director. Rennie received his BA in Biology with triple honors from UC Santa Cruz, his MD from UC San Diego, and completed his Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Washington, where he also received his MBA with honors. Rennie is a Retired Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and retired faculty in Pediatrics at the University of Washington.
Shawn Bohnert, Advising Partner
Shawn Bohnert is a partner at Ignition Capital. Before joining Ignition, Shawn served as CEO of Northland Services, a shipping company serving Alaska and Hawaii with year-round common carrier service. Shawn has extensive experience in corporate financings and M&A transactions, having worked as an investment banker in both the US and Australia. Shawn holds a BS degree in engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Rich Tong, Partner Emeritus
Rich is a founding partner of Ignition Capital, and a founder of both Qiming Ventures and Ignition Ventures. Rich spent twelve years at Microsoft, where he served as business strategy and marketing head for a wide range of enterprise software products including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows NT, and all Microsoft server products. Rich holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, and an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University.
Olivia Rhodes, Temporary Office Manager
Olivia is the Temporary Office Manager and Executive Assistant with Ignition Capital. Olivia manages the business operations as well as day-to-day scheduling for the team. Olivia is a senior at George Washington University who will be spending the summer with us. Olivia is a Seattle native, avid biker, Division I coxswain, and has a particular passion for all things Italian.