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Jonathan Blain

Advisor Reading, United Kingdom, GB

An experienced entrepreneur with a wealth of experience including record breaking IPO, + 5years CEO Quoted Plc. A true pioneer and creator.

An experienced entrepreneur with a wealth of experience including record breaking IPO, + 5years CEO Quoted Plc. A true pioneer and creator.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Job Hunting and Career Help Club
Denning Montessori Nursery and Forest School
Amazing Authors Agency

Advisor

The Little House Company

Positions

Founder Job Hunting and Career Help Club October 2010 - present
Helping people to take control and achieve the life and career of their dreams. Career and Life Game Change May 2015 - present
Principal and Founder's Assistant and Supporter Denning Montessori Nursery and Forest School September 1991 - present
Founder Amazing Authors Agency August 2010 - present
Consultant Gagnaveita Reykjavíkur 2015 - 2015
Marketing and Communications Consultant Advania January 2014 - August 2014
Business Development Director UK Advania January 2013 - December 2013
Variety of Roles - See Description Exxon-Mobil July 1985 - June 1995
Royal Naval Officer Royal Navy September 1981 - March 1985

Education

Britannia Royal Naval College 1981 - 1982
Internet Business School

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Innovation • Leadership • Public relations • Business planning • Entrepreneurship • Public speaking • Startups • Strategic Partnerships • Strategy • Vision • Writing • creator • Pioneering

Key Accomplishments

I am an experienced entrepreneur, I wrote a book on entrepreneurship that has been endorsed by nine heads of UK top 1000 companies including, Apple, Sony, Carphone Warehouse, St James's Place, The Director General of the Institute of Directors etc. I've achieved a record breaking IPO £5.4m for 20% of my business, spent nearly five years as CEO of Quoted PLC, also achieved a Joint Venture with a FTSE 100 business. Been through lots of high and lows, gained huge amount of experience. Any business I am involved with, has to have a sense of good about it, e.g. solving a real problem, making things better etc. I am not interested in just doing things for money alone, there has to be more to it than that. Strategic thinking is my forte, ingenius and resourceful. I pride myself in understanding people and situations, and developing effective responses. I cause people and things to function well together. Finding the best solution is one of my primary contributions. I bring a huge amount of energy, I can be the charge in any team. I am also a master of PR. I love doing business plans, investor presentations, creating sales and marketing strategies and creating something from nothing, usually very quickly, and with few resources. I have many projects and ideas available.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I am a big believer in collaboration. I most value working with people with complimentary skills. Integrity is extremely high on my priority. There has to be a sense of higher purpose behind any project. If you are familiar with wealth dynamics profiles, I am a strong creator with secondary categories: builder and star. This wealth dynamics framework is very useful in making sure the team has complimentary skills.

As an Advisor

My strongest motivation is to make a difference, whilst stimulating conversation is interesting and fun, I've got the the stage in my life, where I prefer, focussed action to make things happen. The worst thing about working on an entrepreneural project can be wasting time, if it is never going to fly, or if there isn't a market, and if the business isn't going to work, I'll want to drop it quickly.

I will want to establish clear objectives and sort through any fuzziness early on, establish a compelling vision, develop the best strategy to implement it, turn the strategy into plans that can be implemented, with tasks, timeframes and roles and responsibilities, which needs to be implemented.

I have high standards, but am also highly pragmatic, there are times when "good enough" will do. I believe you have to decide what things require excellence and what don't, it is all about achieving the best results as quickly and effectively as possible, making the best use of limited resources.

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Peter Beaven-Davis
They're my friends  •  Managing Director, Eaglegroup of Companies Pty Ltd. Previously CEO, The Eaglegroup of Companies Pty.
Jonathan would be a wonderful advisor because he can advise from a position of total experience. He is a visionary and brings great wisdom t ... o any project he turns his hand too. I am very fortunate to call him a freind and I'm Privileged to have had the opportunity to work very closely with him. He's motivated and highly talented in every facet of business , I'd highly recommend him !
Shahid Butt
They're my advisor  •  Group Chief Financial Officer, Zeropex AS & Zeropex UK Ltd and Director, Delfa Consulting Services Ltd.
Jonathan is very eloquent and focuses on the issues that really matters and systematic in his approach in finding solutions.
Steven Alvey
They're my friends  •  Founder and CEO, Polonius Marketing Solutions and Asst. Manager, Pacific Regional Operations (ANCOIC, PACOM), United States Air Force.
I have known Jonathan for years and we've collaborated on several projects during which Jonathan exhibited a natural ability to lead, commun ... icate, advise, and most important of all, help people tap into their best qualities and move toward their goals. I'm confident that Jonathan will be an immensely beneficial advisor to whichever team or individual is fortunate enough to get their hands on him.

Peter Beaven-Davis
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Eaglegroup of Companies Pty Ltd. Previously CEO, The Eaglegroup of Companies Pty.
Peter has all the attributes of a fine entrepreneur, and considerable real world experience under his belt. He is a first rate guy, I highly ... recommend him.

Shahid Butt
We worked together  •  Group Chief Financial Officer, Zeropex AS & Zeropex UK Ltd and Director, Delfa Consulting Services Ltd.
Shahid is a highly experienced business leader, with strong financial management skills