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TolHouse Member’s are invited to join us for Making The Leap, a conversation with local entrepreneurs and CEO’s about how to turn your side passion into your main source of income.

This Member’s Only event features interviews hosted by Jason Daniels, President & CEO at JayRamon.

Please join us for this free event. Pre-reservation is requested below.


About John Tooson

John F. Tooson IV is a highly accomplished CEO with over 30 years of experience in all facets of sales, management, and operations. John’s critical attributes are in generating leads, networking, developing new and existing relationships, while also providing excellent client satisfaction.

John’s strong proactive sales philosophy, flexibility, and creativity help to develop new and customized business solutions for clients. John develops new strategies and business solutions to capture market share and enhance client relationships to grow new product lines offered.

He has managed an account base of major corporate clients representing $20 million in annual revenue with multiple product lines customized for each client and is accountable for financial performance and account renewals. He has served as the company’s principal contact with key clients.

About Jason Daniels

Jason Daniels is a strategist, masterful collaborator, problem solver, coaching leader, contributing journalist, and author of the book Get Off the Gerbil Wheel: A Remarkable Way to Stop Running and Going Nowhere in Life. He currently serves as President and CEO of JAYRAMON LLC, a consultancy focused on collaborating with corporate, civic, social sector and non-profit organizations, providing strategic solutions to help build leadership effectiveness, scale impact, grow local and national partnerships and advance philanthropic effectiveness.

Throughout an impressive 11-year United Way career, Jason worked in executive roles in Toledo and Cleveland Ohio where he served on various statewide and national taskforces with national and global organizations and companies, including United Way Worldwide. During his time, he contributed his expertise in areas such as community impact, strategy and innovation, strategic partnerships, human capital, volunteer engagement, diversity and inclusion, and governmental relations. He was selected to participate in a month-long visit to 26 cities in India through Rotary International teaching philanthropy and leadership development.

Jason, along with his wife, co-founded the L.I.F.T. (Leadership, Influence, Focus and Talent) MIDWEST African American Professionals and Allies Conference whose mission is to be a champion for diverse representation in executive roles by partnering with allies – individuals and companies who value diversity, inclusion, and equity. The success of this conference has garnered the support and sponsorship of national and global organizations and companies, healthcare institutions, foundations, and nonprofit entities.

He is most proud of his personal work creating neighborhood-based youth initiatives for under-served communities and lending his talents to local and national boards. Jason is a proud graduate of the University of Toledo (Go Rockets!) and enjoys traveling and spending quality time with this wife Kelli, daughter Elise, and their dog Cocoa.


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