A BAPTISM OF FIRE.
FOUNDER & CEO
Jonathan Staker is a British entrepreneur and investor. Since 2004 he has helmed start-ups, turnarounds, acquisitions and strategic exits. He is a renowned expert in the retail industry and his insights feature in major media outlets such as CBS, FOX, NBC, USA TODAY, DIGITAL JOURNAL & hundred's more.
In 2015 he sold his first business, 'Keypak'. He had successfully scaled the business to employ over 50 people before selling to US giant 'The Colson Group'. Here, he had gained experience through numerous brand acquisitions in the hardware, tool and adhesives sectors.
Bound up in a non-compete, he then founded a MultiChannel homewares company which reached multiple 7 figures within 2 years before exiting again in 2018.
Shortly afterwards, he took over and helped reboot a well known furniture brand which he still owns today. Having opened up the US market, they quickly became preferred supplier to numerous leading retailers including several Fortune 500 companies.
In 2021, he co-founded Vanquish Commerce Group having tackled virtually every problem businesses in the industry can face. He had made mistakes along the way and overcome common obstacles. He wanted to help others conquer those same challenges using the exact model that made his own companies successful.
Vanquish Commerce Group today manages over £340M in attributable partner revenue.
Jonathan is known for his ability to move businesses from zero to market swiftly – and to increase profit for pre-revenue through to $100M+ revenue companies. Working with him gives you access to a wealth of insight and experience from someone who’s made all the mistakes, knows how to avoid them and can guide you on the fast track to growth.
Director Of Ecommerce
"JONATHAN IS ONE OF THE RARE INDIVIDUALS YOU MEET WHERE YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY SAY THAT HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. MANY TALK THE TALK BUT CANT BACK IT UP IN THE WEEDS. HE HAS THE ABILITY TO SEE THINGS AT A HIGH LEVEL BUT THEN GET IN ON THE OPS SIDE AND FIND SO MANY WAYS TO HELP A BRAND STREAMLINE AND SCALE. HE TRULY IS THE INDIVIDUAL WHO WEARS MANY HATS FOR A COMPANY BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, HE KNOWS WHEN TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND GUIDE A BUSINESS TO SUCCESS REGARDLESS OF THE TURBULENCE. THAT IS THE SKILL OF LEADERSHIP AND I APPLAUD JONATHAN FOR THE BUSINESS MAN HE HAS BECOME. IT'S NOT EASY..."
“Not To Win, But To Vanquish”
Vanquish (vaŋkwɪʃ), from the Latin ‘Vincere’.
•to overcome in battle : subdue completely
•to defeat in a conflict or contest
•to gain mastery over
We are not interested in mediocrity, we want you to be the best in your market, with the best products, the best solutions, and of course the best results. Vanquish!