Jonathan is a 25-year IT veteran of the commercial enterprise software industry. He has experience managing development teams across different time zones as well as integrating with outsourcers. His career mandate has been to establish new strategies for products that target Fortune 500 customers around the world. He has deep knowledge of SaaS solutions and appliances, with a particular focus on performance, automation, and management of massive data sets. Jonathan has a patent pending in Big Data storage and access from his work with BMC. Consumers of his products range across different industries, including transportation (FedEx), manufacturing (Bosch), finance (Thomson Financial), insurance (Fidelity), entertainment (Netflix), eCommerce (eBay), government (Statistics Canada), and utilities (France Telecom).
Jonathan has been a co-founder of two different start-ups and has spent 2 years organizing and leading educational events for entrepreneurs. He is actively mentoring 2 start-ups. He is known in enterprise software for driving new perspectives and approaches. In the start-up world, he focuses on business models, product definition, product-market fit, and the path to revenue. His experience in customer engagement, establishing a clear product vision, complex software architecture, and building empowered teams are key to his success. Jonathan believes that a properly empowered team can overcome any obstacle.
Jonathan is also a certified Agile Product Owner and has helped six organizations achieve the transition to agile. He has most recently worked as an Agile Coach for the Montreal / Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX) during their Agile transition. His background as a public speaker, educator and mentor have made him ideally suited to help large and small teams achieve success.