Jonathan parlayed earlier years in operational, management and creative roles, including those with P&L responsibility, into a successful career in organizational and leadership development. He has become a foremost expert in executive assessment as a central strategy in his larger work with high-potential development, leadership development and succession planning and management. He frequently serves as facilitator and assessor in assessment and development centers across the U.S. He took his proficiency in 360-degree feedback to print as co-author of the book Why Leaders Fail: science reveals the sure signs of failure and prepares you for success, based on original 360-degree feedback research.
Jonathan has coached and consulted to hundreds of leaders, from C-suite officers at Fortune 100 companies to high-powered creative artists (including major award-winning screenwriters and novelists). He has worked in many industries including Technology, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Media & Entertainment, Oil & Gas, Health Care, Specialty Retail, & Personal Development and for companies such as Rackspace, Lennox International, Bank of America, Creative Artists Agency and Warner Bros. Pictures. Jonathan has vast experience working with VP, SVP and EVP level executives and has also designed and delivered award-winning leadership development frameworks, strategies and programs with positive, bottom-line impacts measured in the tens of millions of dollars.
Prior to entering into consultant work, Jonathan held positions ranging from director of global leadership development at a major technology company to VP of leadership development for a large global financial institution.
Jonathan holds a master’s in organization development from Fielding Graduate University and a bachelor’s in history from University of California, Berkeley. He is certified in the Hogan Suite, Situational Leadership II, MBTI and MBTI Step II and is a Certified Strengths Mentor.