After leaving St. Johns University in Fall 1994, Jon went on to Kensington Wells, a private boutique investment bank. There he became a registered investment banker. In the year 2000, he left the banking industry for a sales position in the skateboard industry, at Girl Distribution. Girl Distribution houses many of the most sought after skateboard athletes that endorse their higher end hard goods, soft goods, footwear and apparel. After representing Girl and its flagship apparel brand, Fourstar, he left in late 2003 for global footwear leader, DC Shoe Co. USA. With his market leading sales history, ability to spot market trends and laser-locked product knowledge, Buscemi saw a future on the design and product marketing side of the business. Mr. Buscemi took the position of DC Shoes Global Product Director for Men’s footwear. During his time there he created the DC Connoisseur Collection, a global lifestyle fashion category. After a 3 year stay at DC, Buscemi moved to LA to become Brand Director for LA-based luxury eyewear brand Oliver Peoples. Oliver Peoples houses Paul Smith spectacles and Mosley Tribes. After OP, along with Greg Lucci and Greg Johnsen, launched Gourmet footwear, a mens casual footwear brand.
Jon is currently working on a eponymous accessories brand and a vertically integrated footwear company that will be available through web and mobile called Greats Brand.