Hi! I’m Jon Cochran


I’m a workplace sociologist who has led sales, operations, and product development teams for the last 15 years–connecting creativity, product, and customer experience for brands like J.Crew, Hilton, and Mattel.

In 2016, I co-founded beagleman’s, a direct-to-consumer fashion and lifestyle brand.


My expertise is in translating innovative concepts into scalable processes, products, and record-setting revenue.

I write a weekly newsletter, First Thing Monday, delivering news and trends to help Millennial and Gen-Z leaders make better decisions and build lasting careers.


A commitment to management, mentorship, and the development of young leaders is a throughline in my career.