July 14th, 2016
Jonathan has an in-depth understanding of the business software industry and a strong track record in providing strategic advice to large and small organisations. Working at director level he has delivered a wide range of major international programmes and projects, including implementations with ERP, finance, procurement, CRM, HR, analytics and associated software.
Jonathan works with current technology as appropriate, including cloud and SaaS. He is a qualified accountant with FD experience and brings his practical knowledge of how systems are used to business case preparation, analysis and decision taking.
Sample Consultancy Assignments
IT Review: Reviewed the IT function of an international private equity firm, including a user satisfaction survey for 250 staff in 16 global locations. Led to a full analysis of the ‘as is’ position with detailed recommendations for development of infrastructure and 30 separate business applications plus the business case for the adoption of ITIL. Created a route map for improving efficiency and inter-office working.
Software Selection: Led the software selection exercise and wrote the business case for the UK Insolvency Service to replace critical systems managing the assets of all insolvent companies and individuals – tangible benefits estimated at £8m+. During the implementation managed a complex, overlapping set of business rules handling legislative issues.
New ERP System: Managed core build and roll-out programme in over 30 countries in EMEA and the Americas for a pharmaceutical services company, including mid-project change from US to French ownership. Successfully replaced various local systems with a common approach, facilitating consistent group reporting and reducing complexity.
Case Management System: Led requirements review and implementation project for a leading ATE underwriter of legal expenses insurance, allowing solicitors to raise and manage a range of policies on line for their clients in place of paper processing.
2016 – current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
2015 – 2016 UK Services Director, Planon
2011 – 2015 Professional Services Director, xPRESTE
2003 – 2011 Professional Services Director, Wave Consulting
1998 – 2003 Senior Project Manager, Projects Director, EMEA Services Director, Systems Union
1996 – 1998 Independent Business Systems Consultant
1993 – 1996 Finance Director with UMECO plc
Associate, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
BA(Hons), English Literature