Jonathan Parkinson

'Marktlink fosters an entrepreneurial culture, empowering personal growth and genuine client relationships'
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As a Managing Partner at Marktlink, the role transcends the ordinary in the financial sector. Guiding owners and investors through M&A transactions to foster business growth is a profound privilege, coupled with immense satisfaction. We interviewed Jonathan Parkinson, our Managing Partner in Manchester, United Kingdom, to talk about his career journey, aspirations, and insights into working at Marktlink.

Before joining Marktlink, I dedicated over a decade of my career to Benchmark International, serving as a lead M&A adviser in the SME sector. As a Director overseeing two deal teams, I honed my skills in navigating complex transactions. The allure of joining Marktlink lay for me in the opportunity to make my mark while benefiting from the support and infrastructure of a leading European player in the M&A market.

Company Culture with Strong Core Values

Marktlink epitomizes a culture of entrepreneurship, emphasizing empowerment and personal growth within the company and the broader M&A landscape. We prioritize forming genuine relationships with clients, embodying approachability and authenticity in our advisory roles. While we function as formal advisers, we also serve as trusted confidants, leveraging our collective experience to guide clients through the intricacies of the M&A process. In that, Marktlink's core values deeply resonate with me, particularly its culture of fostering entrepreneurship both internally and externally.

Leading and Learning

Managing a team of young consultants is a collaborative endeavor where every voice is valued in decision-making. Our diverse team brings together individuals with varied financial and commercial backgrounds, enriching our perspectives and enhancing our problem-solving capabilities. Effective leadership is paramount as consultants rely on clear guidance for their career development.

Future Goals

My aspirations with Marktlink are twofold: to replicate the success of the Dutch operation and establish Marktlink as the preeminent M&A adviser in the UK. We are focused on solidifying our regional reputation before expanding our presence across the country through a network of local offices. My personal goals align seamlessly with this vision. Additionally, I am committed to honing my leadership skills and supporting my team in their career advancement.

Why Choose Marktlink?

Working at Marktlink as a Managing Partner offers an unparalleled opportunity to create something of lasting value and witness its evolution. Marktlink provides the autonomy to build an individual business while offering centralized support and a proven blueprint for success. Genuine collaboration permeates across all our offices, fostering a culture of shared success and collective growth.