Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

VP & General Manager EMEA at Fitbit Inc

Location
Redhill, United Kingdom
Industry
Consumer Electronics

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Gareth Jones's Overview

Current
Past
  • Managing Director at Emtec
  • Managing Director Europe (Interim) at Memorex
  • Global Accounts Director at GAPbuster Worldwide
  • Regional Business General Manager at Kodak
  • Zip European Sales Director at iomega
  • General Manager Sales and Marketing at Coca-Cola-Swire
  • NAM at Dairy Crest
Connections

500+ connections

Gareth Jones' Summary

Internationally successful with FMCG, consumer electronics and retail consultancy.
Accomplished within established, challenged and start up businesses. Strong leadership, team building and global business development experience.
Financial results generator & EBITDA focused.
Business infrastructure / BPO planning skills.
Go to market excellence using any or all routes to market including retail and distributor channels.

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Gareth Jones' Experience

VP & General Manager EMEA

Fitbit Inc

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

October 2011Present (3 years) London, United Kingdom

Responsible for reaching the financial goals for EMEA business unit

Achievements To Date
Launched Fitbit products into UK, France, Spain and Germany through identifying and executing appropriate route to market strategy encompassing:-
Selecting local country managers.
Recruiting suitable distributers.
Engaging demand generation through PR agenvy selection.

Consumer Sales Director, Europe

Cisco Systems

October 2010October 2011 (1 year 1 month)

Head Of Consumer Sales UK

Cisco Systems

September 2009October 2010 (1 year 2 months)

Vice President Sales EMEA

Pure Digital Technologies

March 2008September 2009 (1 year 7 months)

Managing Director

Emtec

July 2006February 2008 (1 year 8 months)

Managing Director Europe (Interim)

Memorex

January 2006June 2006 (6 months) London, United Kingdom

Global Accounts Director

GAPbuster Worldwide

August 2003January 2006 (2 years 6 months)

Regional Business General Manager

Kodak

April 1999November 2002 (3 years 8 months)

Zip European Sales Director

iomega

19961999 (3 years)

General Manager Sales and Marketing

Coca-Cola-Swire

19901994 (4 years)

19861988 (2 years)

Gareth Jones' Skills & Expertise

  1. Category Management
  2. Strategic Planning
  3. Brand Development
  4. New Business Development
  5. Product Marketing
  6. Management
  7. Channel
  8. Sales Management
  9. Account Management
  10. Product Management
  11. B2B
  12. Business Planning
  13. Business Strategy
  14. Channel Partners
  15. Consumer Electronics
  16. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  17. Forecasting
  18. Leadership
  19. Marketing Strategy
  20. P&L Management
  21. Product Launch
  22. Sales
  23. Solution Selling
  24. Start-ups
  25. Strategy
  26. Strategic Partnerships
  27. Competitive Analysis

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