Founder & CEO
Jonathon Aubry is a marketing, entertainment and fundraising leader with 20+ years of business development, fundraising, marketing and brand partnership experience with a proven track record of driving over $150M in revenue across the non-profit, film, media, music and television sectors. He has helped build and launch leading brands and businesses and held senior positions in marketing, sales, fundraising and business development in the non-profit and for-profit sectors.
Presently, Jonathon runs his own strategic advisory firm, AUBRY & CO. which helps world-leading businesses and organizations in the fields of fundraising, marketing, partnerships and brand strategy. AUBRY & CO.’s current clients include The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, MRC Media which includes The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and Dick Clark Productions, Delta Air Lines, XPrize, Fort LA, Sony Music Latin and Water’s End Productions.
At the Academy, Jonathon is a senior member of the Advancement team working closely with the Deputy Director of Advancement and the Board of Trustees on building and implementing its annual fundraising strategy. In addition to overall strategy, he oversees Corporate Partnerships for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures while helping the Academy grow and evolve their revenue and brand partnership strategy.
Previously, Jonathon served as Vice President, Brand Partnerships at The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, where he helped re-launch The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard brands and was responsible for the development and execution of advertising sales and business development strategies with luxury and consumer brand partners across THR and BB’s digital, branded content, mobile, social, print and experiential platforms.
Before he joined THR and BB, Jonathon served as Vice President, & Publisher, The Advocate Group at Here Media Inc. where he was responsible for advertising sales and strategic partnerships across the entire Advocate brand, including its print, digital, branded entertainment and mobile platforms.
Prior to Here Media, Jonathon served as VP, Marketing and Distribution for Regent Releasing. While at Regent, he oversaw theatrical and home entertainment marketing and publicity for all of Regent Releasing’s independent theatrical releases. During Jonathon’s tenure, Regent released over 35 films and garnered its first Oscar nomination and win for Best Foreign Language film for DEPARTURES.
Jonathon started his career in fundraising and entertainment as Director of Development at OUTFEST in Los Angeles where he oversaw individual, corporate and foundational giving and helped increase the YOY organizational revenue by 40%.
A native of Toledo, OH, Jonathon received his BA from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN with a major in English and Film Studies. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Jonathon has served on the Board of OUTFEST and Awakening Recovery in Los Angeles, CA where he chairs the Board Development Committee. He is an active philanthropist supporting various non-profit organizations including AmFar, Motion Picture Television Fund, StartOut, The Point Foundation, The Trevor Project, Project A.L.S. and Human Rights Campaign Fund. Jonathon currently lives in Los Angeles with his husband Abdi and their twins Rumi and Evora.