Welcome to “Unsung Heroes,” where we shine a light on those quietly making a big impact. In our new series, learn more about the incredible individuals who power Distillery’s journey.

Today we’d like to introduce Jonathan, our talented Global Head of Technology Delivery!

Introduce yourself, your background/expertise, and your position at Distillery.

Hi there! My name is Jonathan Roitman, Global Head of Technology Delivery at Distillery. With a generalist profile, I’ve worn many hats across different roles and industries, crafting a broad business and strategy vision that I leverage in my day-to-day, with the ultimate goal of making Distillery a thriving business and an awesome place where everyone can be their best self.

What attracted you to Distillery?

Mostly, the opportunity to make a difference. I have always dreamed of working at a place in which I can be the best version of myself, share and collaborate with great colleagues, and lead in a way that positively affects those around me. Fortunately, Distillery has lived up to all those expectations.

How do you embody the “Never Settle” spirit in your daily work at Distillery?

Leave everything better than you found it, every single day. This is the mindset that I bring to work daily. Distillery has a lot of untapped potential, and it requires people with energy and ideas to make it come true. I like to believe that I contribute to making Distillery better each day I’m here.

How do you foster authentic connections with your colleagues and clients at Distillery?

Transparency, empathy, and a bit of discomfort. It might sound contradictory, but I focus on both what people say and what they don’t. When delivering messages or navigating tense situations, I’m upfront and lay things on the table. As the saying goes, “By talking, people understand each other.”

What are you passionate about outside of work? 

I’m a football fanatic. It’s my lifeline. I need to play at least one match per week, or else… 😂. I’m also a physically active person, so long walks and hitting the gym help me unwind.

What’s your go-to motivational quote that keeps you going when the going gets tough?

“If it were easy, everyone would do it.”

If you could sum up your experience at Distillery in one hashtag, what would it be?

What are some skills or topics you’re learning about right now?

Primarily leadership. My journey as a leader is just starting, and I know there are countless lessons ahead. Currently, I’m diving into Simon Sinek’s book, “Leaders Eat Last,” which I highly recommend to all leaders.

If you could have one superpower to help you at work, what would it be and why?

Definitely the power to clone myself! 

What’s your favorite “keep pushing forward” song that gets you pumped up and motivated?

It’s tough to choose, but I’d go with, “Te Cura,“ by Maria Becerra.

What’s your go-to stress-busting activity when you need a break from work?

A long walk – scientifically proven to reduce stress. It works wonders for me.

When it comes to emojis, which one would you choose when a Distiller tells you a successful moment or gives you good news?

🤩, but I have my own customized collection of emojis in Slack, which is far better.