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

Staples may go private in $6 billion acquisition

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

Staples would at least get more flexibility to make CEO Shira Goodman’s vision of revenue growth a reality.

Boston energy management firm EnerNOC is sold for $300m

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

One of the state’s biggest independent companies in the clean-tech sector won’t be independent for much longer.


Akamai CEO joins Trump advisory council

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

Akamai specializes in speeding up clients’ websites and making them more secure. Now, it’s the federal government’s turn for an upgrade.

Boston law firm Collora merges with large national firm

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

Another one of the nation’s largest law firms is planting its flag in Boston.