Liliya Jones

Director of Operations

At Modernist, we have built a forward-looking, client-focused financial services firm. My role is to add structure to the financial planning and investment management process—outlining steps, managing logistics and tending to details so that our clients can pour their energies into their passions. 

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Portland State University as well as a Paraplanner certification. In college I studied macroeconomics and developed a fascination with the systematic connections between policy, economics and behavioral science. I love reading current economic thought and business strategy.   

When I’m not working, I like being outside and moving through the world – hiking, cycling and running. I spend a lot of my time consuming culture and participating in Art of Leadership, the Board of the Portland chapter of Women in Insurance and Financial Services, and Women’s Foundation of Oregon. In the past, I have been a part of Portland Office of Youth Violence Prevention, Clackamas County’s Youth and Family Mediation Program and Business for Culture & the Arts Associates Program.