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 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) and earned a MS in Accounting from the University of Hartford.
One of our biggest challenges in RideScout is prioritization, because there are so many opportunities for us to explore. Jonathan provides for us a framework to set those priorities and then gives us the tools to be accountable and transparent in accomplishing those priorities. As our team of veterans likes to say, Jonathan is a force multiplier.
Craig Cummings, RideScout
Jonathan got our leadership team moving forward using the EOS model. Our L-10 meetings are healthy conversations around issues that get immediate attention and resolution. He has helped us build trust, commitment to our goals and accountability for driving results. After 9 months we’ve really started to delegate and elevate our team.
Will Flynn, Franklin Street
Jonathan is a powerful strategic thinker with a refined sense of business direction. He possesses the ability to take big ideas and break them down into solid, practical steps toward making them a reality. He knows the art of business and how to equip entrepreneurs with the tools needed to make their dreams successful well beyond their expectations.
David Brugh, Meridian Bird Removal