Raymond "RJ" Jones, Vice President of Investor & Corporate Relations

RJ Jones is the head of investor & corporate relations for Zillow Group, Inc. He is responsible for managing relationships with institutional shareholders and regularly presents the Zillow Group story to investor, industry and consumer audiences. He also provides actionable insights on market trends and technologies to Zillow Group's business leadership to enhance their strategic decision making. Further, RJ represents Zillow Group's corporate relations efforts on issues connected to housing and real estate involving veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.

Prior to joining Zillow Group, RJ was chief marketing officer and partner with Kosmos Funds, a Seattle-based alternative investment manager, where he led the capital raising efforts for the startup venture. Previously, he worked as a buy-side/sell-side investment analyst covering consumer and retail equities for Ragen Mackenzie of Wells Fargo Investments, where his "signature" stocks included Starbucks and Costco. He also previously ran investor relations for Nordstrom. RJ was also part of the spinout team that created the boutique investment bank, Delafield Hambrecht, formed by the management group of WR Hambrecht's Seattle office, where he led the sell-side consumer equity research efforts of the firm, which included notable coverage of Netflix.

RJ currently serves as a member of the board of directors at RG Fiber, a gigabit service provider to rural U.S. communities; SkyCorp, an orbital assembly spacecraft manufacturer for private and government entities; and InAssist, a consumer driven health insurance auditing service. RJ is a PIPELINE National Mentor; PIPELINE is an exclusive community of entrepreneurial leaders building high-growth companies in the Midwest, supported with grants from the Kaufman Foundation.

Preceding his civilian career, RJ was a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army. His assignments included company commander and platoon leader positions as a qualified airborne ranger and senior parachutist, with two deployments to Haiti for peace enforcement, peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. He holds a bachelor's in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.