Our Patrons

Jonathan McKay

Chairperson, Forward Partners
Chairperson, LaFosse
Chairperson, Driftrock
Chairperson, poq

 

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Jonathan is an industry veteran with over 30 years of international experience. A Chairperson with exemplary track record of scaling and internationalising world class technology business to create and realise outstanding shareholder returns. Specifically focused on aligning management, investors and founders around clearly defined common objectives.

He is Chair of the following: 

 

Forward Partners: Following a successful IPO in 2021 Forward Partners offers a range of Venture Capital, Debt and Digital Studio services to early stage technology companies. 

 

La Fosse Associates: Founded in 2007, La Fosse is a multi-service talent and technology consultancy. We recruit, train and place technology professionals at every stage of their career. LFA is one of the fastest growing companies in Europe.

Driftrock: Partners with Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to provide highly effective lead generation programs for large consumer-facing corporate customers. 

poq: The global native mobile app specialists. Empowering brands to create outstanding experiences anywhere, with the poq mobile native app platform. 

Earlier in his career Jonathan was Vice President and General Manager of Sun Microsystems’ Tools and Integration business unit. He joined Sun as a result of the company’s $700 million acquisition of Forte, where he held COO and CMO roles. 

Jonathan is married with two children. He is a keen yachtsman, skier and cyclist.