hgAdvisers – Scaling Up Business

Our purpose and passion is growing remarkable leaders and remarkable companies.

hgAdvisers is a management consultancy working with business leaders to scale their business with success. As business growth strategy experts, we work as your scaling up coach. If you are finding that your growth has stalled or you are growing so quickly you are exceeding the capability of your teams then you need advice from a business growth expert. We work with business owners, CEOs, CFOs, boards and senior management teams to clarify your strategy and motivate your management teams so you can scale with success.

We work with medium to large companies, private businesses and associations (revenue from $2M to $100M) that share a single trait – a burning desire to build a great business.

Managing Director Jonathan Herps is a Gazelles Scaling Up Coach. He brings with him over 30 years’ business experience and the internationally proven Scaling Up framework to help companies with their business growth strategy. Gazelles is recognized as the global leader in executive education. The worldwide association comprises of independent, executive business consultants with expertise working with mid-market companies. The Scaling Up framework accesses the IP of world-leading business thinkers such as Brad Smart, Jim Collins, Patrick Lencioni and Verne Harnish.

We use and deeply understand business growth strategy tools such as the One-Page-Strategic-Plan and Rockefeller Habits that help business leaders make the critical decisions needed to scale. Having a robust framework to help develop both strategy and execution is powerful and ensures a clear path for sustainable business growth.

Jonathan Herps
Jonathan Herps

Founder & Chief Adviser

Jonathan has 35+ years’ business and leadership experience in Australia and Internationally in the capacity of Founder, Managing Director, Business Adviser, Non-Executive Director, Advisory Board Chair, CEO & Senior Executive. He brings in-depth experience of global business, associated risk issues, and their effective management through a significant international career, living and working in diverse and challenging cultures and geographies, including Australia, Middle East, Africa, UK, Europe & SE Asia.

A desire to give back also sees Jonathan advising and serving on not-for-profit boards as well as mentoring other entrepreneurs.

As a Certified Gazelles & Scaling Up coach Jonathan is an expert in the Rockefeller Habits, The One Page Strategic Plan, and many more powerful growth disciplines and tools.

Jonathan holds a Law Degree and an MBA from Bond University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australia.

Jonathan works nationally and internationally from his office based near Sydney, Australia.

About Gazelles Scaling Up Coaches

Gazelles Scaling Up is recognised as a global leader in executive education. The global association comprises of independent, executive business consultants with expertise working with emerging growth companies.

Gazelles Scaling Up Coaches help businesses accelerate growth worldwide. The selection and training process to become a Gazelles Scaling Up Coach is rigorous. Certified coaches deliver impact to growing companies by bringing a proven framework, the most effective business tools and international best practices such as the Rockefeller Habits and One Page Strategic Plan. These business tools have already helped thousands of mid-sized businesses scale faster, more profitably and with less effort.

Gazelles Scaling Up Coaches help entrepreneurial CEOs who are passionate about growth. Companies that are $2M – $100M in revenue and who want to scale at an annual rate of 20%. These companies are called “Gazelles”.

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“…Jonathan Herps is one of these few truly excellent people. He is a very enthusiastic, extremely articulate, numerate and truly dedicated professional. He has a keen mind with a nose for a deal. He is an excellent team player and a first rate business man of the highest standing. I have absolutely no doubt in recommending and endorsing his credentials as an outstanding professional."

Chris Simsex CEO of Aldar Properties and Naseej BSC

Jonathan is an extremely talented and highly skilled individual who I recommend without any hesitation. His specialities include Company transformation, strategy acceleration, performance enhancement, performance turnaround, leadership capital development, financial capital management, governance and risk management, mergers and acquisitions (buy-side, sell-side and integration). His business and financial acumen are of a high quality and are extremely well regarded by his peers and colleagues and clients.

Nick KalikajarosChief Manager, Executive Banking, Commonwealth Bank