Meet the Person

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose

Partner and Co-Founder Guruservices.Biz
Commercial Director - Connecticore

An all-round business professional at senior Director level with extensive experience in commercial and customer operations, strategy, revenue growth management, marketing and finance, including P&L, budgets and Opex. Experience in both large multinationals as well as small/medium-sized startups. A holistic and constructive thinker, with a passion for people and a sharp sense of humour. Degrees from Oxford University (Metallurgy and Science of Materials – MA) and Manchester Business School (Master of Business Administration – MBA). Product experience includes Procter & Gamble, Shell, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Cookson Group, Connecticore and Nanosanitas, in local, regional and global roles. Geographically diverse, having lived and worked in developed, developing and emerging countries across Europe.

Results-orientated and creative win-win solution finder. A strong team player and leader who has created, developed and optimized organizational design as well as mentored key talent and challenged teams to perform at their full potential. With a proven track record of success and results in arranging the chaos, defining business portfolio, organizational and Role/Responsibility overlaps. Giving direction, leading during uncertainty and creating/keeping alive the ‘dream’ for the business, sales and the team. Setting clear and always achieving or exceeding KPIs (for self and team). Reversing the course (personnel/team morale and business performance) wherever he has worked. Extensive experience in driving revenue growth at a country level through a structured, analytical approach and ongoing tracking, regularly delivering 1-2ppts/year of incremental revenue growth. A passionate coach and mentor.

Experience comprises primarily FMCG, including Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Beverages, Magazines, Personal care products, Paper products as well as internet provision/eCommerce and Information Technology/Internet Services. Omni Channel experience across Modern FMCG trade (Hypermarkets, supermarkets, discounters and fragmented trade), HO.RE.CA, wholesale and eCommerce.