Jonathan Smare

Partner, Finance & Business Transformation
Strategy, Leadership & Innovation

Technical Skills
  • Business transformation

  • Finance transformation

  • Leading culture change

  • Sales strategy & transformation

  • Leadership coaching and mentoring
  • Workshops and speaking events
Jonathan Smare

“Transformation is a journey to a new competence where we all become more agile and innovative.”

Jonathan Smare is a Partner in the Strategy, Leadership & Innovation practice.
 
A veteran executive and public speaker, Jonathan works with executives worldwide to share experiences and discuss strategies for their digital transformation journeys, bringing together technology, people, and cultural changes that drive more significant innovation and agility.
 
He is passionate about business transformation, bringing that energy and experience to help clients succeed with their own business and cultural evolution. In prioritising their transformation, Jonathan stresses the importance of working backwards from the business strategy, looking through the lens of the customer and focusing on how you can truly differentiate.
 
Jonathan helps organisations become more agile, using digital as an enabler of continuous improvement, building their competence and confidence in a series of sprints rather large, unwieldy multi-year enterprise-wide transformation programmes.

Key achievements include:

  • Leading culture change and scaling a high performing sales organisation from $1.7bn pa to $5.5bn per annum over six years across 130 Emerging Countries in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
  • Leading sales transformation across Europe, the Middle East and Africa for a $10 bn Technology organisation focusing on digital transformation to improve productivity and reduce low-value-added work.
  • Leading several finance transformations in large technology corporations.
  • Software division restructuring and turnaround.

Jonathan can help you with:

  • Building an agile data-driven enterprise
  • Business transformation
  • Leading culture change
  • Finance transformation
  • Leadership coaching and mentoring for high performance

Jonathan’s career spans over 30 years in finance, strategy and operational roles at Amazon Web Services, Cisco Systems, Madge Networks and Hewlett Packard. Jonathan has led many significant business transformations operating across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Through these varied experiences, he has gained a real insight into what works and what doesn’t in business transformation.

Jonathan’s drive to seek out challenges extends beyond work, which is why he enjoys challenging sports in his off time skiing and historic motor racing!

Some of Jonathan’s experience: