Jonathan Bogner has merged “media & business” together, as a creative executive with a keen sense for new opportunity. He is an entrepreneur, investor, disruptor, and problem solver. He has an educational background in accounting and law, and has extensive experience in sales, business development, marketing and distribution across many verticals. Recently, he was CFO of Brandable Inc., a venture capital backed consumer goods company with products in Walmart, Target, 7-11, Petco and others.
Jonathan graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics and started his career in public accounting for Deloitte while attending Whittier Law School at night. Jonathan has always been a maverick with a diverse career working in business, music, television, film, digital, and consumer products. Early in his career, he was an executive at Empire Pictures, ESPN, and Weintraub Entertainment. Later, he was an Executive Producer at FremantleMedia, Relativity Real, All3media, and T-group; and was President at TAG Entertainment, EVP at Phonics Game, EVP Sales & Marketing at Stayhealthy, and EVP New Business at AFFA. Jonathan started Level 2 Partners to work with start-ups to take them to the next level.
Steve Chlavin took over Desser Tire & Rubber Co., a modest, family owned tire and rubber business, at the age of 18 and grew it into a major Multi-National Aerospace conglomerate specializing in the manufacture, repair and distribution of aerospace related products and systems. Today, Desser Holdings LLC (https://desser-holdings.com/) consists of 8 companies focused on Aerospace Distribution, Manufacturing, MRO, PMA, and OEM Supply, with offices in the US, Europe, and Australia. Steve gained invaluable knowledge, the hard way, in how to grow a small business into a major multi-national business. Steve believes in a “bottom-up-approach.” He has personally worked in every department and touched every aspect of the business. He led strategy, business affairs, acquisitions, finance, manufacturing, human resources, P & L, purchasing, six sigma, supply chain, and operations.
In 2014, Steve sold a majority interest in Desser to P/E Firm Graham Partners (https://www.grahampartners.net/). Steve is still an equity holder, board member, and consultant to Desser. Steve is also an active board member and investor in numerous private and public companies. Steve enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences with entrepreneurs young and old. Steve started Level 2 Partners to work with start-ups to take them to the next level.