Jason DeYonker

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Jason DeYonker is an American businessman.[1][2]


Early life[edit]

He graduated from the University of Michigan, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting.[1][2]


He started his career at the Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance Group.[1][2] He then worked at Deloitte's Corporate Finance Group.[1][2]

He is the Managing Partner of Forté Management, specializing in financial business management, and the Founder and Managing Partner of Forté Capital Advisors, a private equity firm.[1][2] From 1998 to 2002, he managed Erik Prince's financial portfolio.[3][4][5] He led the buyout of Xe Services (formerly known as Blackwater), now known as Academi.[1][2][3][4][6] He helped expand the United States Training Center of Academi in Moyock, North Carolina and negotiated its first training contracts with the United States federal government.[7] He sits on its board of directors as well as Box Services, The Wall Group, Inc., L'Wren Scott Fashion, and Serge Normant Professional.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Forte Management". Archived from the original on 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Academi Board of Directors". Archived from the original on 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
  3. ^ a b Andrew Ross Sorkin, Ben Protess, Blackwater Founder in Deal to Sell Company, The New York Times, December 16, 2010
  4. ^ a b Jeff Stein, Onetime Blackwater affiliate scores U.S. contract, The Washington Post, 01/ 7/2011
  5. ^ Investment group buys Blackwater, The Journal Gazette, December 18, 2010
  6. ^ Jeff Shear, A Professional Military and the Privatization of Warfare, Pacific Standard, April 22, 2011
  7. ^ Investment group buys firm formerly known as Blackwater, Boston.com, December 18, 2010