CEO, Jonas Software
Since joining Jonas in late 2007, Barry has led a resurgence in growth by focusing the team on our mission of being the premier supplier of software and services in each of our vertical markets. To accomplish this goal Barry works on ensuring:
– We deliver an appealing value proposition to our customers
– We focus on employee development with an aim of having the most talented teams in our industries
– We create value for shareholders so that Jonas has access to capital to further invest in its people and products and to make strategic acquisitions when the opportunities arise
Prior to joining Jonas, Barry spent 11 years with Constellation Software (Jonas’ parent company). Barry joined Constellation in its infancy and grew with the organization, culminating in his role as Chief Financial Officer, where he helped lead Constellation’s very successful IPO. Outside of his work experience, Barry holds an Honours Business Degree and a Chartered Accountancy Designation, both of which were received with Distinction. Barry also has an active footprint in the community including coaching youth sports and sitting on volunteer committees such as the Club Foundation Board.
Vice President, Human Resources, Jonas Software
As Vice President of Human Resources, Stacey works with the CEO and leadership team to ensure that the talented individuals across the Jonas organization are continually developed, challenged and encouraged, whilst contributing to our business units’ collective success.
Stacey has held a variety of roles across the full spectrum of Human Resources, which has provided her a holistic perspective across the globe. Stacey’s expertise is in the areas of talent management and mergers and acquisitions in a high growth and acquisitive environment with multiple, unique company cultures.
Stacey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University and continued her professional development at the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).
CFO, Jonas Software
As Chief Financial Officer, Jeff works directly with the entire senior team, assisting each in driving company performance. Jeff is responsible for all financial, treasury, corporate compliance and administration functions, and works with acquired companies as they transition into the Jonas group.
Jeff holds his Chartered Accountant designation and joined Jonas in 2013. Jeff brings over 20 years of experience gained through positions in senior finance and operations roles in the retail, manufacturing and service industries. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.
Group CEO, Club & Hospitality
Jim is the Group CEO of Jonas Club & Hospitality, a global group of companies dedicated to supplying the club and hospitality markets with innovative, industry leading software.
Jim grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Clarion University with a degree in Accounting. In 2009, after 10+ years working with technology companies in the Philadelphia area, Jim accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer at Jonas Club Software and soon after relocated with his family to Toronto. Jim was promoted to President of Jonas Club Software in 2011. Throughout his career, Jim has held a number of leadership positions within technology companies including Customer Service, Product Development, IT, and now as Group CEO. These varied roles have led Jim to believe in a people focused business philosophy that can be broken down into one simple concept:
Every day, we as an organization improve, help others achieve success, and have fun.
Jim is an avid golfer, lifelong Steelers fan, and spends much of his spare time coaching his daughters increasing number of sports teams.
Group CEO, Jonas Australia & New Zealand
Jeff joined Jonas in 2004 as the Chief Financial Officer for Jonas Software. In 2011, Jeff moved to Australia to take over as the CEO of CENTAMAN Systems. Soon after, Jeff became Group CEO of Jonas Australia & New Zealand as more companies in the region joined Jonas via acquisition.
Prior to joining Jonas, Jeff worked eight years with KPMG in their Information, Communications and Entertainment practice, where he gained extensive experience with technology and gaming companies in both Canada and the United States. Jeff is a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours in Business Administration degree from York University.
Group CEO, Foodservice, Construction, Continuing Education, Legal Software & Retail Liquor POS
Matt joined Jonas Software through the acquisition of Clubsystems Group in 2005. Over time, Matt has steadily cultivated his expertise in management by working in various capacities at several brands within the Jonas portfolio.
Matt leads with a mindset that the organization’s greatest assets entail two facets that are crucial to revenue generation and the longevity of success – empowered team members and fanatical customers. In maintaining fluid organizational structures that are both free-thinking and process oriented, Matt’s teams consistently rank with the highest levels of employee and customer satisfaction scores. The groups’ success has earned them several internal Jonas corporate and external market accolades. Finally, a valuable portion of Matt’s responsibilities includes surveying opportunities within the vertical markets he oversees for potential new acquisition partners.
Group CEO, Fitness, Payments, Email Marketing and Childhood Development
A graduate of Sports & Exercise Science, Arthur joined the software industry as a training & support agent for a small family-owned business that was dominating the UK Leisure market in the 90’s. He progressed by fulfilling many of the disciplines you find in software companies as well as founding two of his own; selling one and losing the other. He has also survived and flourished through three acquisitions and gathered the accolades and scars of learning and leading in small and large software organizations.
Arthur joined Jonas when the group acquired UK AIM, listed as Gladstone PLC, in 2010. He was promoted to Managing Director of Gladstone Health & Leisure in 2013 before becoming a Portfolio Manager, overseeing the growth and development of a number of our companies in the UK. In 2018, Arthur moved to the United States to run our North American Fitness & Payments vertical, which has since expanding into a few new verticals (Email Marketing & Childhood Development).
In 2018 Arthur joined the advisory boards of the ODI OpenActive initiative (openactive.io) and UK Actives’ Active Labs programme (activelab.co) to help facilitate the acceleration of innovation in the FIT-TECH sector. Somehow he also finds time coach and manage local grassroots football!
Director, Acquisitions & Strategy
Andrew is responsible for Corporate M&A activities and strategic projects at Jonas Software.
Prior to joining Jonas in 2017, Andrew worked in the Strategy department at Volaris Group, one of the other Operating Groups of Constellation Software. He initially joined Volaris as a summer intern in 2014.
Andrew graduated from the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Ivey Business School in London, Ontario.
Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
Raymond joined Jonas Software in 2016 and originally worked on completing acquisitions with multiple global business units. More recently, Raymond has taken the lead of building an M&A portfolio with Matt Otchet, with a focus more on specific verticals, such as Foodservice, Construction and POS. To date, Raymond has led the closing of over a dozen deals with Jonas Software. He greatly enjoys the personal aspect of getting to know the business owners and employees, and having the opportunity to work with newly acquired businesses to identify new potential companies to acquire in order to continue growing Jonas’ presence in the market.
Prior to joining Jonas Software, Raymond worked in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Toronto, with a focus on the real estate practice. Raymond holds a BBA and a Chartered Accountant designation, in which he placed on the Honour Roll.
M&A Manager, UK
Sebastian joined Jonas in 2017, having spent the previous 10 years working across various finance positions in various industries. Starting his career as an Accounts Assistant, he worked his way up through the ranks working in various industries such as retail, construction and merchanting, for both SME’s and PLC’s. This experience of working in different areas of finance for both big and small companies gives him a rounded finance background and a good insight into the culture and challenges different businesses face, together with an understanding of how diverse teams operate.
Having spent the 3 years prior to joining Jonas as Finance Business Partner for a £200m division of a UK PLC, he decided to move into M&A due to the excitement involved in completing deals for both the purchaser and the seller. He is responsible for all phases of deal execution, including gathering data and creating financial models, suggesting deal value and structure, managing and assisting in the financial and legal process, and the overall M&A strategy for the UK & Europe region.
Group CEO UK & Europe
Darrell joined Jonas in 2010, as part of the early stage growth plan for Jonas UK, via acquisition of the Xn Leisure brand where he was already in place as Managing Director. Taking on more responsibility as the estate grew, Darrell worked through the ranks as Group Leader, Portfolio Manager and in 2022 became Group CEO for Jonas UK & Europe, with a Nordic territory focus.
Darrell has a long history in the software industry spanning two decades, having served as a director of many businesses, both large and small. Darrell has always had an affinity for sales process and management, using that drive and focus on consistency & metrics as a foundation for his career. Darrell’s portfolio includes an eclectic mix of software brands in various sectors to include: Leisure, Metals, Police forensics, Direct Debit payments, Central Government systems, Auction and Marinas. Darrell is known for his passion and investment in his employees and promoting from within wherever possible with a team ethos of “We’re in IT together: We win together, we fail together, learning as we grow.”
Group CEO Vesta Software Group
Richard’s vertical market software career began over 20 years ago during which time he has progressed to Group CEO of Vesta Software Group, which is part of the Jonas Operating Division. At Vesta, Richard spends his time managing and building multiple brands across many different verticals within the UK, Europe and South America. He is also responsible for all Vesta acquisition activity into new and existing sectors. His extensive knowledge of vertical market software solutions through his various positions within Jonas and Vesta, has given him a meticulous knowledge of the vertical market software industry, the group and the services they provide.
Richard joined Jonas via the Gladstone MRM acquisition where he was the Professional Services Manager, working within their leisure management and education software. Since then, his experience has allowed him to gain knowledge within many different brands and verticals within Jonas to ultimately building his own group at Vesta.
Before joining Jonas, Richard worked in sales and marketing within the hospitality, attractions and telecommunications sectors. Richard’s philosophy lies in developing his employees, providing them with new opportunities, thus giving them room to grow and flourish. His attitude to his colleagues and team spirit has led to the incredible growth within many of the Jonas businesses.
In his spare time, Richard enjoys spending time with his young family and playing the occasional round of golf.