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Staff Member

Jonathan Kretz

Jonathan Kretz

Director of Business Development & Marketing

Group: Business Development / Director of Business Development and Marketing



Jonathan Kretz is responsible for assisting UTARI in meeting its commercial potential by identifying and developing strategic partnerships in UTARI’s research focus areas. He currently leads the Business Development & Marketing team responsible for UTARI’s industry collaborations, communications and outreach, grant administration, event coordination, and marketing research to translate technology into market ready applications and devices.

Before joining the UTARI team, Jonathan spent over twelve years in retail management/development for several organizations dealing in precious metals, gemstones and fine jewelry.  Through this experience he has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and skill in the areas of business development and growth, effective leadership, and superior customer service.  He managed teams upwards of eight members, and was responsible for more than $2.5 million inventory, sales goals in excess of $3 million, recruitment/hiring/training of top talent, and the day-to-day operations of the business.

Jonathan earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.  He earned his BBA with an emphasis in Marketing in 2010, and his MBA with a Management concentration in 2013. Also in 2013, Jonathan was accepted into the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma.