Life Before Accurance
Before establishing Accurance, Jon spent six years involved in developmental neurobiological research under a brilliant MacArthur Grant professor. Jon’s work overturned 90-year-old assumptions about the functional and physical organization of brain areas involved with memory. He was published in two neuro journals that were at the top in the world at that time (Brain Research and the Journal of Comparative Neurology) — post-doctoral level work done as an undergraduate.
Next, Jon founded FitchMeyer Direct Marketing Intelligence in what was, at that time, a very new hospital marketing field. Within a few years, FitchMeyer achieved Inc. 500 status, a listing of the 500 fastest-growing privately held businesses in the country. FitchMeyer developed cutting-edge programs with quantitatively provable return-on-investment, with breakthrough results so strong they attracted the flagship hospitals of the University of Chicago, LDS Healthcare, and many other heavy-hitter systems as clients. Jon was able to recruit a group of leaders so talented one investment banker had to be convinced that they were employees rather than outside consultants.
Wherever Fitch goes, breaking new ground follows. He’s able to create things that no one else has been able to create, which is Accurance.
Accurance is the premier production services provider for the publishing community, serving half the world’s ten largest POD publishers as their production backbone, among other clients in both the self-publishing and traditional publishing worlds. Accurance has been named #1 in a client satisfaction survey involving 700 self-published authors in North America for two years in a row.
Jon has been happily married for the past 17 years to the woman he crossed oceans for. Together, they have one son who is an artist and a basketball point guard — don’t get Jon started or you’ll never hear him stop talking about his son’s basketball or his art.