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Jonathan Merricks – CEO

Jonathan Merricks

Jonathan is serial entrepreneur who has been running a multitude of businesses across many industries since his early 20's. Each business, despite the diversity of industry sectors they have spread across, has always been undertaken at the beginning of a new growth area. Jonathan has not only built a successful business career in IT and Consumer Electronics, but also achieved some worldwide No. 1 successes through his involvement in the music industry. His innovation and vision have been constant themes throughout his career. The variety and adaptability of his projects and skills has included importing Asian Antiques, award-winning interior design, property redevelopment, music shops, nightclubs, music and corporate events, charitable work, corporate consultancy, web design and software development.

 

Companies Jonathan has worked with:

Corporate Infrastructure and Supply Chain Management consultancy - BT, Balfour Beatty, Southwest Trains, Mot McDonald, Surrey Police, Metropolitan Police, Berry Bros. & Rudd, Dunlop Slazenger, Explore Worldwide, East Hants District Council, GlaxoSmithKline, Imperial Tobacco, Nikon, HP and DHL

Returns Management Programmes Consultancy - Dixon’s, PC World, Business Direct, Compel, Computacentre Distribution, Dabs.com, HP, Sony, Compaq, Toshiba, and Micro P.

Music Industry promotion and Brand Awareness - Po Na Na Nightclubs, Orange Enjoy Music Tour, Renaissance Nightclubs and record sales (original joint venture partner with Geoff Oats at the birth of Renaissance nightclubs and compilation CD’s, Renaissance went on to be crowned the No 1 club in the UK for three years running, including an established global brand in the Dance music scene), UNDP’s first ever joint venture between the UN and Corporate sponsors bringing together key sponsors to support the UN’s education of Aids Awareness for young people through music, sports and fashion.

Owner and designer of Kenwood Studios - Jonathan opened Kenwood Studios in 2002; keeping alive his passion for the music industry. This unique boutique hotel and recording studio went on to become the No. 1 venue in the North of England and gave rise to some now world-renowned artists. His passion for interior design culminated in this award-winning project and was an inspiration for many visiting artists. Kenwood was awarded its first Gold Disc in 2003 for Dizzee Rascals Mercury Award-winning Album ‘Boy in Da Corner’. Artists that either stayed or recorded at Kenwood included Dizzee Rascal, Alicia Dixon, Jazzy Jeff, Krafty Kuts, Jon Carter, Annie Mac, Hed Kandi, Tim Westwood, Plump DJ’s, Rob Da Bank, Scratch Perverts, Rennie Pilgrim to name but a few.

Jonathan lives in Hampshire with his partner Zara and has two lovely kids.

His hobbies include carpentry, cooking and woodland management.

3 people Jon would like to invite to a dinner party are:

Hugh Hefner – He has to have some of the most unique stories about the antics of the rich and famous at his legendary parties at the playboy mansion.
Eddie Izzard – A hilarious and intellectual comedian who would brighten up the table regardless of what he might happen to wear for the occasion.
Richard Branson – I think he would really enjoy the company of my other two guests and I would love to ask his advice of how you can take things to the next level….global domination…. and keep sane in the process.

Conrad Mohr – Purchasing Director

Conrad Mohr

Conrad Mohr is a founder member of ITI.  With over 20 years experience in the industry, Conrad has worked within Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail at various leading UK and multi-national corporations such as Samsung, DSGi, Eltec, Seltech and Technology Connections PLC. Throughout his many roles in these companies Conrad has gained a keen interest in all facets of business and is always keen to learn about new technologies and processes that can add value.  Conrad and the team at ITI have led the way in delivering solutions to the IT and CE Channel.

Conrad’s interests include his wife and two young boys, skiing, walking, diving, cycling, climbing, new internet technology, product design and gadgets, and networking with interesting and engaging people.

 

 

3 people Conrad would like to invite to a dinner party are:

Steve Jobs – Sheer energy, contagious enthusiasm, great showmanship and, of course, a genius.
Bill Gates – A super-being and a philanthropist who will change the world, if he hasn’t already done so.
My wife – She’d give Steve and Bill a run for their money and keep everyone entertained and grounded at the same time.

James Wakely – Finance and Operations Director

James WakelyJames Wakely joined ITI in June 2002, as Group Finance Manager, with a move to Operations Director in 2009, before combining with the FD role in 2013 and taking complete responsbility for the Finance and Operational Function. He was previously employed for 5 years as Finance Manager with PC-PoS, Europe's largest independent supplier of EPoS hardware.  James lives in Winchester with his wife and two children, and is a keen golfer.

3 people James would like to invite to a dinner party are:

Richard Branson – Hoping to wangle a couple of free nights on Necker island.
Tiger Woods- Just, really, to find out what did happen and maybe pick up a trick or two.
Bill Clinton – A hero of the modern age.

 

 

 

Rob Parry – Sales Director

Rob ParryRob Parry joined ITI in July 2009. Rob has over 12 years experience of Strategic Sales and Sales Management in both the Consumer Electronics and IT industries. His experience includes implementing key channel strategies and building new sales channels through understanding both the manufacturer’s and customer’s specific needs and requirements.  Based in Manchester, Rob is married and enjoys football, golf and travelling.

3 people Rob would like to invite to a dinner party are:

Simon Cowell – To find out how someone with, well, his degree of talent, got where he is.
Richard Branson- Hoping to discover the secret recipe for his pickle.
Jeremy Clarkson – To do the lad’s thing.