Jonathan B. Smith is an entrepreneur, High Growth Business Strategist, and Certified Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) Implementer. He is the Co-founder of Optimize for Growth (O4G) and former COO of an Inc. 500 company. Jonathan is an expert in working with entrepreneurs who are “stuck” and need help in scaling, getting market traction, or resolving global operation problems. Jonathan’s WHY is to Contribute to a Greater Cause, Have an Impact, Add Value. Jonathan’s true passion is helping growth oriented entrepreneurs build high performance leadership team and produce “Real . . . Simple . . . Results.”
Jonathan started his career on Wall Street at JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank. While at JP Morgan, he was tapped to develop a Performance Dashboard for the company. By the time he was 27, Jonathan left the world of finance to become an entrepreneur. His first endeavor into the entrepreneur space was to create a “paid for click” advertising company. Jonathan became an early adopter of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) which led him to be known as “ChiefOptimizer.” As a result of his success in this field, he consulted for Google on helping them solve SEO issues around Google AdWords™.
His next venture led him to become the Chief Operations Officer for Wave Dispersion Technologies. Leveraging his expertise from his first endeavor, Jonathan helped grow Wave Dispersion Technologies from $500,000 to $15 million in revenues over the course of 5 years. This resulted in the company being ranked number 203 on the 2007 Inc. 500 list. As COO, he also developed business relationships around the globe and oversaw operations in the Middle East.
Jonathan’s interests have always focused on promoting entrepreneurship around the world, mentoring other entrepreneurs, as well as lending his expertise to non-profit organizations. He has served as an Ambassador for Entrepreneurship for the U.S. Department of State. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of Wave Dispersion Technologies, Inc. and is a former Advisory Board Member of RideScout, sold to a subsidiary of Daimler in September 2014. He is also an Outreach Volunteer for Leader Dogs for the Blind. Jonathan also received the National Man of the Year Award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for raising the most funds in his community.
Jonathan is an alumnus of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and Inc. Business Owners Council, a disciple of The Strategic Coach — Dan Sullivan. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA from the College of Social Studies (CSS), a multidisciplinary major focusing on History, Government, Political and Social Theory, and Economics, earned a MS in Professional Accounting from the University of Hartford and has a Certificate in Homeland Security Studies from Michigan State University.
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"Jonathan brings a real world experience to companies that need assistance implementing the EOS model into the organization. Once we finally decided to engage an EOS implementer, we could not have picked a better candidate for the task."
"Jonathan brought immense value to our firm's operational efficiency and strategic planning...He is a superb facilitator and clear communicator of EOS and the value it brings to our company. It has immediately, positively impacted our business."
"I have been an entrepreneur and business owner for over 25 years. I am a former member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Cleveland and Birthing of Giants (BOG) graduate at MIT. I have a grand vision for my company, but hit the ceiling and knew I needed some help to achieve my goals. I hired Jonathan and O4G to implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) for my company and the results have been better than I could have imagined. Everyone is getting 100% on the same page with where the company is going and exactly how it's going to get there. My management team is working together as a more cohesive, functional whole and the everyone in the organization makes progress each day towards achieving the vision. If you are an owner of a $2 to $50 mm high growth business, I highly recommend that you give Jonathan a call. "
The first step to clarify your vision, gain traction, and start building healthy and cohesive teams is to schedule a call with a Profession EOS Implementer™.