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Johnathan Holifield


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As Senior Vice President of New Economies at Bitwise Industries, Johnathan leads commercialization and expansion into underdog cities across the U.S. Prior to Bitwise, Johnathan served as Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Advisor of the White House Domestic Policy Council from 2017 to 2021. He is co-founder of ScaleUp Partners LLC and authored The Future Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness: How Demographic Trends and Innovation Can Create Shared Prosperity for All Americans. 

A few of Johnathan’s achievements Include securing more than $40M of funding support, creating Ohio’s first information technology-focused high school, forming a $40M venture capital fund of funds, and enabling a $250M network of regional, early-stage risk capital. Holifield holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from West Virginia University, a master’s degree in Educational Foundations, and law degree from University of Cincinnati. He  is also a graduate of The University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.

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