Jon Chesto

Jon Chesto covers the leaders who shape Boston’s business community. He has been reporting on business and politics in New England for the past two decades. Before joining the Globe, he was managing editor at the Boston Business Journal. Prior to that role, he was the business editor at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy. His weekly Ledger column, “Mass. Market,” won several national awards with the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, he has also worked as a business reporter at the Boston Herald and as a political reporter with Ottaway Newspapers.

Latest stories

‘It’s never been this bad’: One-fourth of Faneuil Hall businesses haven’t reopened due to the COVID-19 pandemic

By , Globe Staff

As summer winds down, the vacancies are adding up quickly while tenants await help from City Hall and the marketplace’s developer.

Raytheon’s time in the Dow spotlight is coming to an abrupt end. What does it mean?

By , Globe Staff

The Waltham aerospace company’s time in the most often-quoted stock index lasted all of five months. Here's what happened.

IRobot launches new software platform aimed at making its robots smarter

By , Globe Staff

Chief executive Colin Angle said this is the first time the company has done a software launch of this scale. "It is about driving loyalty," he said.

chesto means business

Boston’s $5B insurance tech firm is an overnight success story, two decades in the making

By , Globe Staff

Duck Creek Technologies, which went public on Aug. 14, has the potential to be a flagship company for Boston’s burgeoning "insurtech" scene.