Afghanistan Education System from the eyes of a partner: Jon Pastor
One of the secrets of "Your Buzz" and its success has been the variety of technology partners that we bring in to help solve client problems and achieve tangible goals. Jon Pastor and his team in Pittsburgh have been very helpful and valuable in growing our Blogger network (3900+ and growing) at The Annex Press. Jon is the founder and CEO of two Pittsburgh-based start-up companies, Rent Jungle and Community Elf. As the first ever search engine for apartment listings, Rent Jungle aggregates listings from over 12,000 property management websites and displays them in an easy-to-use interface. Community Elf is a social media marketing firm offering the creation, customization, management and promotion of social media profiles for businesses.
In this film, Jon talks about a variety of topics including:
- Building Schools in Afghanistan
- Economy of Afghanistan
- Distance Learning in Afghanistan
- Community Elf's niche in the market, and
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Google, Carnegie Mellon, and The Pittsburgh Steelers !
Before starting these companies, Pastor worked as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, leading consulting teams to help clients resolve their most important strategic issues and significantly improve their operating results. He also served as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company, as well as a Supply Chain Performance Manager at Microsoft Xbox and an Online Sales and Operations summer MBA intern at Google. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2006 and his BA in Chemistry and Economics from Case Western Reserve University in 2000.