The Cannon Expands Leadership Team
HOUSTON, (November 1, 2019) – Jon Lambert, former Global Management Consulting Director at KPMG, joins The Cannon as Chief Executive Officer. In addition to performing the duties of CEO, Lambert will also oversee the day-to-day operations of the rapidly growing community management company.
The Cannon’s Founder, Lawson Gow, will shift to President and will focus on driving partnership growth and business development as The Cannon continues to partner with building owners and operators to open new locations and develop additional strategic and corporate partnerships.
Lambert brings over 30 years of organizational and operational leadership across the public and private sectors. Prior to joining The Cannon, Lambert served in a number of leadership roles with KPMG, including four years as Executive Director of Investment Operations for KPMG Capital, providing oversight to a diverse portfolio of global investment companies. Earlier in his career, Lambert played key roles in the formation and growth of a number of startup entities and M&A-driven rapid growth companies, and will bring a depth of operational experience to The Cannon as it continues to expand to additional locations in 2020.
“I am thrilled to join this exciting and fast-growing company as we continue to create and serve vibrant entrepreneurial communities across Houston and beyond,” said Lambert. “Lawson and his team have done an incredible job taking The Cannon vision and making it real. I’m happy to be part of the positive momentum and energy they have created. There has never been a better time for startups to enter the market, but achieving success has never been more challenging. The Cannon is playing a unique role in helping evolving companies navigate and accelerate their way through this journey.”
Gow echoed Lambert’s excitement for The Cannon’s expansion. “We are lucky to be able to bring someone with Jon’s extensive experience to our company. Our team has done an amazing job getting us this far, and Jon’s background and operational expertise will be a difference maker to help take us to the next level.”
About The Cannon
The Cannon is a community management firm that builds and operates curated entrepreneurial and creative communities across a growing number of locations. Currently, there are over 250 companies in The Cannon community working at The Cannon – Main Campus, a brand new 120K square foot converted warehouse located at the center of the 32-acre Founders District on the west side of Houston, just north of Interstate 10 and Beltway 8, and at The Cannon – Post Oak, the first of many satellite locations that will allow for even more flexibility and resources for Houston’s entrepreneurs. This December, The Cannon will expand to Downtown Houston and open up its 3rd location – The Cannon Tower at Amegy on Main. The Cannon’s flagship Main Campus location, one of the largest coworking and office spaces in the world, plans to headquarter a community of over 800 of Houston’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses, surrounded by service providers and resources geared to help their businesses grow.