Jonathan Flynn


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Odgers Interim Leeds office

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Jonathan is a consultant in the Odgers Interim commercial practice specialising in the Retail sector. He works with clients nationally from £100m turnover to £multi-billion providing sector specific interim managers for Project and Programme Management, Change Management, Acquisition, Integration, Turnaround, Restructuring, Divestment, Start-up, Buyouts and Cover for Executive Absence.

Jonathan has more than fifteen years senior level experience in sales and business development positions, the last ten of which have been served in executive recruitment. Beginning in an international Finance & Accountancy recruitment business in Dublin, Jonathan then relocated to the UK where he moved to an international plc and was responsible for their permanent recruitment division.

Prior to joining Odgers Interim, Jonathan spent over six years at a leading independent interim provider where he established and developed an industry leading retail practice. He has successfully delivered a broad range of assignments across all business functions for numerous household retail names. Jonathan joined Odgers in 2012 to further develop their retail practice.


  • Retail

    The Retail Interim Practice works very closely with colleagues in our Search and Select businesses, with coverage across all areas of the industry. The Practice covers UK and international retailing activity; our clients include traditional store multiples and department stores, multi-channel operations, on-line retailers, mail order and TV shopping channels.


  • Board & CEO

    As world-class organisations grapple with the global challenges of the 21st century, it is their leaders that define success.

  • Corporate Communications

    Chief executives are recognising the importance of strengthening and protecting corporate reputation and the vital role played by corporate communications in doing this.

  • Financial Management

    As the role of the finance function in corporate decision-making becomes ever-increasingly important, so the demands on finance leaders are rising.

  • Human Resources

    HR has become a commercial business partnering role; finding candidates who can make a genuine contribution to the organisation is paramount to a successful appointment.

  • IT Management

    Today's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) play a vital role in the creation of the firm's strategic plan and in articulating how technology can enable business strategies.

  • Procurement & Supply Chain

    Odgers Interim are leaders in interim procurement and interim supply chain appointments. As the demand for specialist procurement & supply chain expertise increases our practice recognises the need for an international network of interim managers.

  • Legal

    The law plays an increasing role in business life today; corporate and practicing lawyers at the height of their profession are hard to attract.

  • Sales & Marketing

    Finding quality sales and marketing people who will really deliver for your organisation is all about uncovering what’s behind the personal pitch.

Working with Jonathan Flynn and Odgers has been both a pleasure and rewarding. We had a specific need, Jonathan took the brief and within days presented a short list of potential candidates. We hired the best and through the time they were with us we had the full support from the Odgers team to ensure that everything went to plan, we were looked after and the interim manager was fully supported. I felt that the team went that extra mile to ensure we got what we needed and our objectives were achieved.

Stephen Campbell, Managing Director, Steinhoff UK Retail Service