Below are some kind recommendations I've received for my work over the years past few years. They are sourced from my LinkedIn profile.
'As a colleague, having worked with Jonathan many times over the last few years, I've always found him to be extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and professional. As a friend he has saved my bacon on more than one occasion, giving excellent technical assistance whenever called upon. In areas such networking and security he's my first line of support – there have been times when I simply could not have done without him. When things hit the fan he's /that/ guy you're glad to have in your contact list. And an all-round nice guy to boot.'
Owain Cleaver, Director, The Net Laureate.
'I've worked with Jonathan for over 10 years at Daryl Willcox Publishing, regularly using systems which he has developed or supports. I appreciate his serious commitment to his work, colleagues and customers; his patience for the non-technical among us; and his calm and practical approach to investigating and fixing problems. When we're developing new products or improving existing systems he is always honest about what can be achieved but at the same time looks for fresh ways to make things quicker and easier for people like me who use them.'
Vanessa McGreevy, Media Liaison, Daryl Willcox Publishing.
'There are not many people in the city who can do what Jonathan does!'
Lanre Fisher, Senior Consultant, Hydrogen Group.
'He often undertook projects that required programming and always amazed me how his programming skills were so polished considering it wasn't his primary role. I found Jonathan's wealth of technical knowledge invaluable'
George Old, Daryl Willcox Publishing.
'Jonathan has an excellent technical knowledge and an innate problem solving ability which enabled blue barracuda rollout new systems for production in a short time span and to deadline.'
Phil Dempsey, Technical Director, Blue Barracuda.
'Jon has continued to impress with his knowledge of development and technical subjects as well as his razor sharp mind. He's a very competent worker who will produce solutions quickly and effectively when possible'
Adam Palmer, Development Team Manager, Daryl Willcox Publishing.
'Efficient and technically knowledgeable, he's an excellent problem solver and works well under pressure.'
George Kaz, MoneyAM Ltd.
'Highly motivated, energetic and innovative professional. He is extremely dedicated and brings to bear his highly versatile style and technique in managing multiple projects and tricky project diversions with inspiring agility.'
Simon Davies, Senior Software Engineer, IST Ltd.
'Open, honest, demanding and direct. I enjoyed being able to share my knowledge with Jonathan and in the process receive his too. He has a very enquiring and critical mind.'
Rob Johnson, ISP Team Leader, DXI Networks.
'Jonathan was a very technically minded "hands on" customer but with excellent commercial awareness. Jonthan always appeared enthusiastic and driven and although he could be demanding was well liked by the support teams.'
David Brown, COO, DXI Networks Ltd.
'His knowledge base is broad as well as deep and he has a great ability to recall specifics immediately. His ability to identify requirements (and risk) and design, maintain, review and upgrade suitable systems is unparalleled in my experience.'
Geoff Drummond, MoneyAM Ltd.
'From my point of view it is always a breath of fresh air to do deal with someone as knowledgeable and flexible as Jonathan. He has excellent technical knowledge and is highly professional and always a pleasure to deal with.'
Andy Condliffe, Head of Security, DXI Networks.
'With a great sense of humour, he approaches problems both logically and with an innovative flare. You know if there's a problem, he won't let go until it's fixed. His encyclopaedic technical knowledge is impressive, and his skills are much more far ranging than ever he'll ever admit to.'
Andy Lovell, Director of Engineering, IST Ltd.
'Jonathan is a knowledgeable, skillful and enthusiastic systems administrator, with a very broad array of IT skills.'
Ian Penning, Senior Software Engineer, IST Ltd.
'Jonathan was dedicated, conscientious and adaptable in a challenging role and took ownership of tough issues. He has a talent for solving technical problems and creative thinking.'
Robert Snell, Senior Software Engineer, IST Ltd.
'Jonathan is a talented and versatile guy who regularly shows amazing levels of dedication to his work.'
Felix Dilke, Lead Software Developer, MoneyAM Ltd.
'He was wonderful at diving into a problem and figuring it out and then coming up with a solution for it, great at troubleshooting and writing code and taking on difficult projects.'
Marty Hoff, Trading Specialist, RGM Advisors LLC.
'At every juncture, I found him to be a helpful, informative, and gracious co-worker. His work ethic and consistent ability to deliver on projects and assignments is inspiring and his technical aptitude and drive is quite amazing.'
Rachel Binnington, Project Manager, RGM Advisors LLC.
'Extremely professional with a deep understanding of his area of expertise. Jonathan also had good communicational skills.'
James Purnell, I.T. Support Analyst, Goldman Sachs.
'He pays attention to detail, takes ownership of results, and has developed tremendous domain knowledge.'
Mary Wilson, Director European Equities Trading, RGM Advisors LLC.
'Jonathan is a pleasure to work with: knowledgeable of his craft, creative in solutions, and able to execute quickly.'
Ed Grossenbacher, Senior Engineer, RGM Advisors LLC.
'Extremely diligent and always on top of every operational issue. He always makes sure things get done and that everything runs smoothly the way they're supposed to.'
Ismael Arenzana, Software Administrator Consultant, Rithmic LLC.
'Extremely technically competant, able to communicate clearly at all levels and drive forward both an understanding of Service impacts and specific deliverables'
Jonathan Birchall, Trading Specialist, RGM Advisors LLC.
'He was a fantastic colleague and a immensely helpful. He was involved in monitoring our trading in FX and FI. Not only does he have a wealth of knowledge, but he is a quick thinker; he is highly motivated and has a very keen eye for details, which allows him to resolve problems quickly and efficiently.'
Martha Vokes, Market Manager, RGM Advisors LLC.
'Jonathan is technically adept as well as a socially adroit and personable man. Very conscientious, I recommend him highly.'
Jason E. Aten, Ph.D, Quant / Computer Scientist, RGM Advisors LLC.
'Jonathan brings extraordinary focus, expertise, and attention to detail to the table and functions with remarkable grace in a high-pressure operational environment.'
John Finley, Software Engineer, RGM Advisors LLC.
'Jonathan is a very knowledgeable, thorough, and engaged worker, and contributed greatly by both recognizing needs and implementing solutions for them.'
Omar Douglas Monk, Trading Systems Specialist, RGM Advisors LLC.
'Jonathan's work was always of the highest quality and his desire to constantly make improvements in the trading environment were evidenced by the large number of initiatives he implemented.'
Mike Ryan, Trading Specialist, RGM Advisors LLC.
'He puts his heart and soul into everything and does not stop until the job is done and done accurately. He is very competent in his work and learns extremely fast. Reliable, proficient, enthusiastic.'
Matt Holdsworth, Trading Systems Specialist, RGM Advisors LLC.
'He was the stalwart on the Operations team in our London office, and rose through the ranks – deservedly – because his skills are razor-sharp: as a programmer, systems analyst, and trading specialist'
Todd Minehardt, Quantitative Researcher, RGM Advisors LLC.
'I found him to be a very quick and eager learner, as well as being very creative in working out solutions to problems at hand.'
Peter Smulders, Lazard Asset Management.