Dhani Jones

Dhani Jones

Finalist Judge

dhani-jones

Entrepreneur, NFL linebacker, TV host, author, venture capitalist, and adventurer summarize the varied and successful career of Dhani Jones.

Dhani Jones began his career as an NFL linebacker. Drafted in the sixth round out of University of Michigan, Dhani played 11 seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cincinnati Bengals. He was elected and served as co-captain of the Bengals during his final four years in the league.

Upon retiring from the NFL, Dhani began pursuing his creative and business passions. Dhani is a founding partner of VMG Creative (based in NYC) and Proclamation (based in Cincinnati), which are brand management marketing firms. He also is founding partner in QEY Capital, a private equity firm focused on venture investments and growth capital for mid-sized companies.

Dhani is currently the investing host of Adventure Capitalists on CNBC; the host of Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge on NBC; the host of Playbook360 on Spike TV; and a commentator for Notre Dame Football on NBC.

Dhani launched BowTie Cause which has evolved from a philanthropic initiative to a clothing and apparel designer, producer, and distributor.

Dhani received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan. Dhani (“ thinking man” in Hindi language) was born in 1978 and resides in Cincinnati.