Episode 92: IPOs, M&A And Running A £400 Million Consultancy With Jonathan Davis, MD Of Avaloq

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In episode 92 of Climb In Consulting Nick speaks with Jonathan Davis, managing director at Avaloq.

Jonathan started his career at Anderson Consulting in the late 1980s where he managed to get his foot in the door despite not having the educational success of many of his peers. That didn’t stop him working his way up from the unloved outsourcing department to become an equity partner at the time of its IPO.

Since then, he’s taken on a number of varied and challenging roles ranging from attempting to buy a small car manufacturer to helping turn around Capco, to leading FIS’s £400m Middle East and African business.

As you can imagine, he’s learned a huge amount along the way about what makes good teams tick and how to build colleague and client relationships that really work.

As well as the ups and downs of his career, Nick and Jonathan delve deeper into the human side of consulting, including:

  • How Jonathan overcame his own insecurities to have the successful career he has
  • The secrets to motivating your team and how to get everyone on the same page to achieve a common goal
  • And why getting your top table right is critical to your consultancy’s success

Few people in our industry can match Jonathan’s breadth of experience and he brings a huge number of valuable insights to this conversation.

Whatever stage of your career you are at, whether you’re attempting to break into the consulting business, refine your leadership skills or try something a little different, this is a conversation well worth listening to.

Get in touch with Jonathan at – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-davis-a56a5/

Or through – jonathan.davis@avaloq.com

Find out more about Avaloq at – https://www.avaloq.com/

Specific things discussed in the show

Getting to Yes: Negotiating an agreement without giving in by Roger Fisher and William Ury – https://amzn.to/30kV1Dh

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner – https://amzn.to/3n4SMMQ

Open: An Autobiography By Andre Agassi – https://amzn.to/3oiRH3A

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