Jon is known in his business and personal life as helpful, considerate, highly approachable man, with exceptionally strong people skills.
A successful Career in banking
- Commonwealth Bank
- Colonial Group
- State Bank of NSW
Jon’s roles centered around business finance, working with small businesses to public listed companies. At Suncorp, his employer prior to creating JPG Business Solutions, Jon was the Executive Manager for Business Banking Sydney. This role involved managing 22 business bankers and 3 product specialists and a portfolio of small businesses totaling $920m, with turnovers ranging from $1m to $50m+.
Jon’s insight to what SMEs need
Jon’s senior management positions, and his ability to relate to people, have given him a unique insight into what small businesses require by way of professional services. Over the years he frequently saw SMEs struggle to find the right service providers for a range of needs. Jon also recognises that it isn’t just about the servicing offer itself; it’s about working with professionals who have the same drive and passion.
A heart for community service
His interest in helping people extends beyond Jon professional life. Jon has coached soccer teams and currently is a head coach for a RSL State swimming club and sits on the Zone board for selection criteria. He also actively supports various charities including Kidswest. His dedication to community services was recognised in 2011 when he was knighted into the Order of St John, an honour bestowed upon a select number of individuals who have achieved exceptional results for charity or other worthy causes.
Jon’s professional networks
In order to keep his connections fresh and up to date, Jon regularly attends a variety of business networking events. He has been a strong supporter of the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, for the past 10 years, and was instrumental in seeing Suncorp maintain the naming rights for the Chambers Business Excellence awards for 7 years.
Jon has also been active with other networking groups such as Western Sydney Business Connection, Parramatta Accountants Discussion Group, Hawkesbury Business Connection, Cumberland Chamber of Commerce and Mum Entrepreneurs. On social media also connects with Northern Beaches Small Business, NSW Business Group and Narrabeen and Districts Chamber of Commerce. Jon thrives on meeting new people and understanding what motivates them. His professional memberships give him the forum to make these connections.If you see Jon at an event, please introduce yourself – he’d love to meet you.