Monday, March 31, 2008

Jonathan B Smith Biography

Always make your contribution bigger than your reward. These are Jonathan B. Smith’s words to live by and he practices making his contributions count everyday, through his highly unique and strategic modes of problem solving.

Jonathan is an entrepreneur and a leader in the emerging world of Internet marketing and social media. A foreword thinker and progressive entrepreneur, Jonathan is the founder and CEO of ChiefOptimizer LLC, a Michigan-based company he created to conquer the ever-changing Internet marketing landscape. As the ChiefOptimizer of the company, Jonathan serves as a consultant to CEOs throughout the United States and has worked with Fortune 500 companies as diverse as Google, DuPont and MasterCraft to develop new business strategies that revolve around the changing technology landscape. Jonathan has established successful relationships with companies of all scopes and sizes by assisting management teams in reinvigorating their business plans through the use of web-based technology and communication methods. His expertise has produced millions of dollars in increased revenue and profits. Jonathan is a respected technological leader who thrives on problem solving. His mantra is “Results Matter.” You give him the obstacle, and he will help you surpass it and take your company to the next level.

Jonathan’s desire for continuous self-improvement through education, grasp on utilizing new technology and creative thinking skills are matched only by his commitment to constantly deliver results and maximize potential and profits for all of his clients. He possesses the rare combination of creativity and business acumen that has enabled him to devise and execute plans that others could not even dream of. An entrepreneur at heart, Jonathan is also the founder and president of Wave Dispersion Technologies, Inc. (WDT), a Summit, NJ-based company that holds patents for WhisprWave®, a innovative line of maritime products, that include floating security barriers and breakwaters, designed to stop a USS Cole-style terrorist attack and prevent beach erosion. Little did he know when he founded WDT that homeland security and green technologies would be some of the fastest growing sectors in the marketplace. His innovative thinking and proven results have made his expertise highly sought after by business from coast to coast.

A born leader, Jonathan is the president of the Detroit Chapter of the Entrepreneurial Organization (EO), a professional organization focused on promoting entrepreneurial growth, and a pioneer and innovator in the Network Centric Revolution. Jonathan’s success with EO on a regional level has led to him recently being selected to be a global EO leader. His commitment to inspiring new business and thought has led to his active roles in the Michigan business community. He is currently a member of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference Committee, Michigan’s premier public-policy conference, and volunteers with the United Way of Southeast Michigan’s 211, a human services hotline. He has also actively engaged future innovators with his participation as a speaker at Lawrence Technological University in both the Extreme Entrepreneur’s Tour in 2007 and the Invention to Venture event in 2008.

Prior to acquiring the many distinguished titles he holds today, Jonathan worked in the investment banking industry for esteemed firms such as JP Morgan & Co and Deutsche Bank. He then became involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures.

Always responsive to the evolving trends of social media, today Jonathan actively manages and writes content for his two personal blogs; “Diabetes Advocacy Blogspot”, aiming to unite millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, and “Results Matter”, a blog featuring Jonathan’s social media expertise on topics including the Network Centric Revolution.

A New Jersey native, he is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics and the University of Hartford, where he earned his Masters of Science degree in Professional Accounting. He also holds a Certificate in Homeland Security Studies from Michigan State University. Jonathan strongly believes in achieving success in all areas of his life and is a devoted family man. When he is isn’t spending time with his friends and family, he is practicing his incomparable headstand in yoga class or taking time off to enjoy exotic travel.

Always cognizant of his own contributions, Jonathan is passionate about giving back to the community and pro-actively speaks with students, community groups, business forums and government symposiums on the value and importance of innovation, the Internet and entrepreneurship on their future plans and success. His impressive network of global relationships has enabled Jonathan to maximize his personal interests by becoming more involved in non-profit work. He was recognized as the 2004 Man of The Year by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for his dedication and fundraising efforts to the fight against cancer and is also an advocate for the American Diabetes Association. Jonathan currently resides in Keego Harbor, Michigan.

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