Co-owner, Chief Strategy Officer, Lead writer
Jon is a passionate and long-time Chicago Cubs fan who grew up watching the Cubs on WGN. He’d hang around with other kids (mostly Cubs fans) in his neighborhood and play stickball before and after day games and whenever there were off days during the summers in Omaha, Nebraska.
Jon has always been interested in writing, although he choose a career in finance which he later discovered was probably not the best path to becoming an actual writer. Dumfounded, Jon took a brief sabbatical from finance in 2014 to “find himself,” much to the dismay of his loving, understanding wife. Apparently finding oneself is not the best idea when you have two young boys who enjoy running around in circles, singing songs at the top of their lungs or yelling “Go Cubbies” whilst shedding clothing at an alarming pace.
Fortunately for Jon, he decided to create a Cubs blog in the Spring of 2016. After struggling to determine the right name, one that would convey his love for the Cubs and be something that other fans could relate to as well, Jon decided on the name Cubs Kingdom. That name resonated with him because he believes that if you’re a true Cubs fan than you know, deep in your heart, that the Cubs will eventually rule the baseball world, they will be kings and that world will be the Cubs’ kingdom.
In January of 2017 Jon made the smartest move of his short blogging career by partnering with Evan Altman at Cubs Insider. The rest is history in the making.
There’s probably a lot more I can include here but that would take all the fun out of searching Google, if you so desire. Except to mention that Jon also runs a strategic financial management firm, called Left Mind. If you ever have any questions or comments you can reach Jon by leaving him a message here or you can send him an email to jonferlise@cubsinsiderdotcom.
Thanks for reading and Go Cubs!!