Jones Tallent

Utilizing skills and tactics learned through years of industry experience, Jones is leveraging Swish’s balance sheet and access to the debt market to rapidly accelerate the company’s growth.

As the Chief Financial Officer of Swish, Jones is responsible for ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of the accounting functions while also guiding the strategic financing operations of the company.  With over 20 years of industry experience, Jones has had responsibilities that vary from Director of Internal Audit at a multinational public company, Technical Accounting, and Financial Reporting for a multibillion-dollar company owned by a private equity firm as well as the CFO of a large federal government system integrator.  Jones is a staunch believer in the value of teamwork and strives to hire the best people available and put them in positions where they can succeed while building their careers.

Prior to Swish Jones was the CFO of Merlin International for five and a half years.  During that time Jones was able to utilize banking relationships and the ability to raise cash to help the company grow its EBITDA by 10 times through strategic deployment of capital.  During his career, Jones has participated in over 15 acquisitions and dispositions of companies and continues to bolster Swish’s growth profile through those types of activities.

Jones is a graduate of Virginia Tech with both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association for Corporate Growth and serves as the Treasurer of Arlington Babe Ruth Baseball.