Jonathan Lavender

Principal , Head of Markets -KPMG Israel 

Jonathan returned to KPMG Israel in 2008 to take on the role of Head of Markets. He is responsible for market development and growth across the firm and manages together with the Senior Partner the strategic pursuit of the top 30 national & multinational accounts of the firm. Jonathan is the Lead Partner for a few of the largest non audit accounts in Israel.

 In this role Jonathan serves as the international liaison partner for several multinational companies with operations in Israel and has extensive experience serving multinational organizations with a large range of Audit, Tax and Advisory services to insure successful delivery of KPMG services globally.  

Jonathan is also active in the investment space assisting companies as well as professional investors in Israel and abroad in identifying transactions in a wide range of industries including: Technology, Energy, Real Estate.

Professional Associations

Member of the UK Institute of Sales & Marketing

Board Member of Eitan Fund (not for profit) supporting new emerging companies

Senior Lecturer for CEO’S at “Matan organization”

Lecturer at Sha’arei Mishpat Law College 

Education

MBA – Business Administration, Derby University , UK

Business Administration and Economics, Ariel University , Israel 

Experience

Jonathan has over 15 years of experience working with multinational companies ,PE & VC Funds operating in several sectors: Financial Services, Technology, Life Sciences and others. Helping clients with a wide range of issues while delivering cross functional solutions.

 Professional and Industry Experience

Jonathan joined KPMG Israel in 2000 and worked in the Technology practice advising new & emerging companies with their business module and raising capital for their growth. As well as helping major technology companies expand international operations and making sure that the full range of advisory services are  introduced to these clients as well as local and international tax solutions.

Jonathan relocated in 2004 to KPMG UK and held the role of EMA & global head of business development for the Restructuring practice. In this role Jonathan developed and managed the go to market strategy and account plan for the Lender & Lawyer clients of the firm, these include the top UK and US law firms: Freshfields , Clifford Chance, Skadden , Mayor Brown and others operating in the UK and globally as well as the relationships and account management for the multinational banks and lenders such as: HSBC, RBS, Barclays ,Lloyds, Standard Chartered.