Jon Barad

Jon Barad

VP of Business Development

Jon Barad, VP of Business Development at Velodyne Lidar, leads the Company’s M&A efforts, corporate transactional work, and new market product strategy and development.

Jon has previously held positions within the executive leadership teams at NVIDIA, EDGE3 Technologies (a vision analytics company), and Recommind (acquired by OpenText).

His career started in Venture Capital at ITU Ventures, leading him to co-found OrganicID, which was subsequently acquired by Weyerhaeuser in 2006 for its 3D printing technology.

Jon holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.