Jon Rothbart

Experience As:

Chief Operating Officer
Chief Strategy Officer

Based In:
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Language (s):

Jon Rothbart

Jon works with ambitious leaders to position their organizations to succeed in a remote/hybrid world. He has worked in and studied early adopters of remote operations and brings his experience in transformation, strategy and innovation to companies looking to transform. He has been a management consultant, an operational executive, a board member, and a trusted advisor to prominent leaders in Canada, South Africa & other EMEA countries. His experience covers multiple sectors including software, biotechnology, cloud computing, healthcare, telecommunication, public sector, education & technology.

Professional Accomplishments:
Jon has been a strategic advisor to CEOs and other leaders in software, cloud computing, biotechnology, higher education and other industries over the past 10 years. Prior to that, he was the COO & Acting CEO at AfroCentric Investment Corporation, a mission-driven investment holding company. He started his business career with McKinsey&Company in South Africa, after transitioning from a short career as a veterinary surgeon.

Professional Certifications:
Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Goran Kimovski (Founder & CEO at Infostrux) - Jon has been working with me and my co-founders at TriNimbus in helping us develop our vision and strategy as well as bringing about process and discipline at the executive level that allowed us to identify critical KPIs and start measuring the business performance. Jon specifically helped me with the innovation strategy around our Managed Services business and participated in the development of the TriNimbus Managed Services Portfolio. Thanks to Jon, I was able to get valuable advice and insights into creating a portfolio that met the business objectives of our customers and allowed us to accelerate the growth of our MSP business. The value of Jon's contribution has been most visible during the valuation process with the potential investors and acquirers TriNimbus worked with earlier this year, which ultimately led to Onica's acquisition of our business at the end of August 2018. Looking forward to continue working with Jon to help me in my new role within Onica and accelerate our future growth.

Jarrod Levitan (Founder & CEO of Trinimbus - sold to Onica/Rackspace) - Jon has been an instrumental part of our organizations strategic planning. He inspires deeper thought and rationalization and has the experience to communicate often complex ideas into simple logical examples and visual stories. A true talent. Before starting with us he knew little about our industry and was able to rapidly get up to speed and understand the key opportunities, constraints and players. He provided insights from the leadership team to support strategic leadership planning and direction as well as key research and data helping us make better decisions about our market. Challenging us on many fronts, and personally working with me to help sharpen my leadership of the business, he is motivating to work with. Focussing on new areas of our business was crucial to our growth, without Jon and the time he spent with us we would not have improved these areas which are now worth millions of recurring dollars. I would highly recommend him to any organization looking to reset or reaffirm their strategy and take themselves to their next level of growth.

Dr Anthony Zambelli (Owner at MyVet Veterinary Group ) - Jon's guidance for my growing business has been invaluable. My staff are more motivated to achieve, his advice has always been practical and instantly impementable, and within months we have seen benefits. With his guidance, I can see my business ambitions being realised in the time frame I had hoped for - and then some!

Evan Rice (Director EMEA at Tesla Energy Systems) - I gained a lot from working with Jon, who was the manager on the first project of my management consulting career. His calm manner, structured thinking and ability to maintain a sense of humour even in times of high pressure guided the team through a really complex project and we had a great time doing it. Combined with his unflappable integrity, it provided a blueprint for having impact and earning respect. I'd welcome the opportunity to work with him again any day.

Alan Davis (President and Vice Chancellor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University) - I worked with Jon on a tricky re-think of an association that has diverse membership and some conflicting views of its purpose. He did a tremendous job of talking with people individually, compiling and making sense of the feedback, and then devising a day-long visioning session involving about 25 senior people that led to consensus and a re-boot of the association's future and purpose.