Jonathan Sweeney – MBA

“Business + Growth Strategist”.


Jonathan has been working with NZ SME’s for over 5 years and comes with a rich pedigree of multinational FMCG experience, both supplier and retailer. Clients relate to him as partner in their business rather than a satellite of it. Right now he’s working with existing, and new clients on challenges that have arisen as a direct bi product of COVID 19. He takes a very pragmatic and hands on approach to working in a business to the extent that he will take on the ‘coal face’ tasks, packing boxes, grooming dogs, being on site, engaging customers really understand the value proposition and what can be evolved.

Others relate to me as a passionate human being with empathy, compassion, integrity, drive and soul. A person who is willing to give of self to support the development and success of others (people and businesses).

I’ve worked in different countries, across a variety of roles and functions, been employed and self employed, been exposed to a variety of industries and work styles and have known success.

I challenge myself to learn/self develop and try new things, personally and professionally, and have done under graduate teaching (Simon Sinek, Thanks for the prompt!) on the basis that I think we should all take a proactive role to shape what comes next.

Regarding the future I choose anticipation over apprehension and I’m still excited with what I know I am capable of.

Specialties: Leadership, Team Management, Change Management, Coaching & Development, Customer Management, Strategy Creation and Execution, Motivation & Mentoring, Budgetary Control & P&L Accountability, Problem Solving and Consultancy, Presentation, Category Management, Idea Creation, Event Management, Realising potential in others, Fund Raising, Sense of Humour (making others laugh).


“You actually have gone beyond my expectations and have been a real strength which is very difficult to put into words. This is a very unusal time and I am going to need your objectivity as well as the genuine care you have shown for both me, the team and the business”.  Kath Fitzpatrick (Founder/Owner – Nose to Tail)

  “We worked with Jonathan to help develop and take our business to the next level. The skills and methods we learned from Jonathan are things we are still using today. Jonathan gave our business focus and direction and would highly recommend his service!” Andy Hart  (Director HART Electrical)

  “I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your input over the past few months to my business. I found it impressive how quickly you were able to assess the current state of affairs for the business and start working on how our relationship could tangibly benefit the company. I appreciated how available you were to me and I didn’t once hesitate to pick up the phone to bounce an idea off you.” Catherine Henderson (Director – Tots Pantry)  

CONTACT Jonathan on 021 817 547.