Dialexa Chicago Market Lead, Jonathan, recognized as a Notable Black Leader


Dialexa, an IBM Company, is thrilled to announce that our very own Jonathan has been honored with Crain’s Chicago Business 2022 Notable Black Leaders & Executives award.

As the Chicago Market Lead, Jonathan has been instrumental in guiding Dialexa’s successful foray into the Chicago market, effectively entrenching our operations within the thriving local tech scene.

In a span of just 18 months, Jonathan’s accomplishments have been nothing short of impressive. Not only has he sold his technology consulting firm to the respected Huron Consulting Group, but he also steered Dialexa’s expansion in Chicago, creating strategic alliances with community organizations, colleges, and job development programs. His leadership strategy is focused on fostering a diverse pool of talent, recruiting some of the brightest minds in the tech industry to bolster Dialexa’s fast-growing Chicago office.

Prior to joining Dialexa, Jonathan had already established a reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the tech space. He founded ForceIQ, a leading Salesforce industries partner, which was acquired by Huron Consulting Group. Jonathan’s entrepreneurial streak also led him to found The Plum Tree Group, a digital agency helping businesses innovate in the digital sphere. In addition to these entrepreneurial endeavors, he has held senior positions in renowned firms such as TheoremOne, ThoughtWorks, Accenture, GE, Oracle, and Moody’s.

In line with his career, Jonathan has always been committed to meaningful civic work, consistently making significant contributions to the elevation of the Black community in Chicago. His passion for diversity and representation in technology shines through his hiring strategies, support for Black incubators, technologists, and community organizations. This passion extends beyond Dialexa, as evidenced by his involvement with Humble Design, where he serves on the board, providing homes and professional design services for black families escaping homelessness.

Jonathan’s tireless work and dedication to his community extend to his participation in several esteemed organizations. In addition to Humble Design, he’s a Rotarian with The Rotary Club of Chicago and a member of 1871 and The Executives’ Club of Chicago. He’s currently leading Dialexa’s sponsorship of Humble Design’s upcoming Welcome Home event, aimed at helping Chicago families, individuals, and veterans transition from homelessness.

At Dialexa, we are incredibly proud of Jonathan’s achievements. His award is a testament to his hard work, leadership, and passion for meaningful change within the tech industry and beyond. We look forward to supporting his continued success in shaping the future of digital transformation in Chicago.


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