About Jonathan

I work with  Bay Area hyper-growth companies and private equity and venture investors on leadership assessment, leadership development, and strategic HR consulting.

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Services

Executive Assessments

For my entire career, I have been fascinated by the challenge of assessing leaders. Why does a leader succeed in one role, and yet fail to get results…

Strategic Talent Consulting

Private equity and venture investors from time to time need additional insight into what is happening inside their portfolio companies to enable…

Executive Coaching

Executive coaching helps leaders to gain perspective on their current level of development and helps them to envision and realize higher levels…

Manager Development

To experience sustainable growth, companies need to establish expectations for how leaders manage at every level - from CEO to the front…

Team Workshops

The dynamic within an executive team has inestimable impact. It can spark extraordinary performance, or leave a group of intelligent, motivated people…

Sample Projects

The following summaries of sample projects will give you insight into my executive assessment and management consulting process. My experience…

Blog

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How to Integrate (not Onboard) a New Leader into Your Company

June 30, 2020

Month by month timeline for Onboarding actions. The arrival of a new executive is an exciting moment containing both opportunity and risk. The new leader has been selected because they bring expertise that the company needs. But the failure rate of new executives hired from the outside is high ‒ between 27% and 46%, according to multiple studies.* On top of that risk, we are now living in an era of unprecedented stress and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, where relationship building at work takes significantly more effort and most informal interactions are impossible.  The good news is that while...

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It’s a Great Time to Be an HR Leader

August 5, 2019

First, let me introduce myself. I’m a career-long people geek (I love thinking about how…

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Thoughts on Leadership Development and Taking the Long Route

August 12, 2019

  As I cycled back to my office from a leadership development meeting in San…

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A Lesson from Executive Coaching: Hearing Voices May Be a Good Thing

August 19, 2019

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I…

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Testimonials

Team Leader

Jonathan was instrumental in my personal growth from Director to Managing Director. He’s an amazing systems thinker, seeing many steps ahead in organizational strategy, to advise on how to best move ahead. His advice and coaching was helpful in strategic as well as tactical ways. I was able to talk through detailed strategic plans and come out with a better understanding of what steps would be most fruitful as well as a shared view on the overall strategy.

Team Leader, Singularity Education Group

Jonathan was such a trusted partner in not only helping to build my team, but also acting as a great sounding board and guide through many difficult situations with poor performers and tricky HR situations. In addition, built a wonderful and essential management training program . He crafted an inspiring 2-day offsite for all managers that helped build relationships across silo’d business units, build a common perspective on company culture and gave us useful, every day tools to draw from.

Senior Leader, Pinterest

I worked with Jonathan when I assumed a leadership role. With Jonathan’s coaching , I was able to think beyond the requirements of my current role, to focus on building the mindset needed to be successful in a more complex role. He helped me to identify and then work beyond assumptions which were holding me back, while helping me build new narratives and practices for maintaining high levels of engagement and energy both at work, and outside of work. His coaching was instrumental to the professional success I have been fortunate to accomplish in the past two years.

CEO, publicly traded company

“Looking back, the accuracy of Jonathan’s assessments was spooky.” 

CEO, $60M SOFTWARE COMPANY

Jonathan worked with me and my team with respect and treated the work with complete discretion; his insights about each member of my executive team and myself were spot-on; and he was entirely focused on our business and the results we need.. I recommend Jonathan highly to other investors and executives.

CEO, $60M SOFTWARE COMPANY

Jonathan worked with me and my team with respect and treated the work with complete discretion; his insights about each member of my executive team and myself were spot-on; and he was entirely focused on our business and the results we need.. I recommend Jonathan highly to other investors and executives.

CEO, $60M SOFTWARE COMPANY

Jonathan worked with me and my team with respect and treated the work with complete discretion; his insights about each member of my executive team and myself were spot-on; and he was entirely focused on our business and the results we need.. I recommend Jonathan highly to other investors and executives.

CEO, publicly traded company

“Looking back, the accuracy of Jonathan’s assessments was spooky.” 

CEO, publicly traded company

“Looking back, the accuracy of Jonathan’s assessments was spooky.” 

CEO, $60M SOFTWARE COMPANY

Jonathan worked with me and my team with respect and treated the work with complete discretion; his insights about each member of my executive team and myself were spot-on; and he was entirely focused on our business and the results we need.. I recommend Jonathan highly to other investors and executives.

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Let’s get started with scaling your leadership and positioning your company for continued success. Get in touch with any questions or to schedule a consultation.I Look forward to speaking with you.