Leading the financial and operational functions of the company, Jon helps drive the Smart Communications growth strategy and supports all strategic and operational initiatives across the global business. A qualified chartered accountant, Jon brings over 20 years of experience leading the financial, commercial and business operations of growth-oriented, global businesses.
Prior to joining Smart Communications, Jon spent ten years at Xchanging plc, serving most recently as Executive Board Director with responsibility for Xchanging’s Financial Services business. Jon was also responsible for the group’s key strategic initiatives and commercial negotiations and for leading all acquisition activities. During his time at Xchanging he also served as Executive Director of Xchanging’s Insurance business and Chief Financial and Commercial Officer for the USA (based in Chicago). Jon was also responsible for leading Xchanging’s IPO and entry into the FTSE 250.
Prior to Xchanging Jon spent 13 years at KPMG including 10 years in the Private Equity Corporate Finance Group as a Director advising leading institutions and management teams on acquisitions, investments, financing and exits.
Jon has a Bachelor of Arts (hons) in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham School of Management and Finance. He is a windsurfer, rugby player and an avid tri-athlete, having participated in a number of Ironman competitions over the years.