Jonathan Leinonen

Jonathan Leinonen


  • Teaching Professor in Management, College of Business
  • Faculty Advisor, Enterprise Business Initiative
  • MBA in Management, University of Michigan-Flint
  • BS in Business Administration, Michigan Technological University


Jonathan Leinonen earned his MBA from the University of Michigan after completing his undergraduate studies at Michigan Technological University with a business administration degree, majoring in management information systems. He worked as a software systems engineer and product portfolio manager before moving into entrepreneurial economic development and program management for the first Upper Peninsula SmartZone. He holds certifications in entrepreneurship, economic development finance, and global business development, and works as a business advisor to startup and established companies. Leinonen is also active with several non-profit boards and working groups.


  • Business Development
  • Economics Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Information Systems