American Society of Magazine Editors

Mike Lewis

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

When To Jump

Mike Lewis is a former investor at Bain Capital Ventures in both Boston and Palo Alto. In May 2014, Lewis took a break from the corporate world to pursue his dream of competing on the international professional squash tour. While traveling, he began collecting primary research and interviews exploring why professionals “jump” from careers, and what organizations can do to retain top talent. The project was named When to Jump.

Arianna Huffington learned of the When to Jump concept and personally initiated interest, on behalf of her news media organization, to build a dedicated section of the website and produce regular When to Jump-branded video episodes on individuals who have made career jumps. This site was launched in April 2016 with homepage link placement on the front page.

Lewis and Macmillan Publishers have signed a significant book deal to publish When to Jump: If The Job You Have Isn’t The Life You Want in early 2018. At present, a dynamic member community has taken form online and offline, comprised of individuals seeking to make jumps and organizations that aim to encourage these jumps internally.