About us

Jonathan Stacks has gained valuable experience in many different settings and fields throughout his career. His approach to each endeavor is tailored to that unique situation but builds upon lessons learned and theories tested in different fields. In his career, his direct accomplishments have been as diverse as running a successful small business, building aninfluential statewide advocacy campaign, doubling an organization's budget, growing an entertainment company from an idea to a performance of nearly 1000 people, passing a policy through the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education, and more. He has also been published in numerous peer-reviewed and popular publications, reflecting his gift for documenting and communicating lessons learned.

Jonny Stax Presents, Inc. has a small core staff of multi-talented individuals, allowing the company to be nimble as it mentors ideas and produces ventures. Jonny Stax Presents has a slate of mentors that guide its business planning, visioning and evaluation and can be hired out as mentors for clients. We maintain an expansive, diverse roster of freelance consultants and artists hired as independent contractors for projects as needed. We select individuals who are pleasant, committed to excellence and bring a unique perspective and skill sets to increase the assets of the company. Our core team members bring integrity, humor and savvy to their positions along with a desire to grow with the company.


Jonny Stax Presents was created to empower artists and other cultural entrepreneurs economically. We are committed to a positive, supportive working environment for all clients, employees, interns, contractors, and collaborators and dedicated to the professional development of all involved. The core value of the company is to provoke creators and communities in thoughtful, invigorating dialogue while balancing financial stability with social responsibility.



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