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JEFFREY H.

SMITH
8337 S. Prairie o Chicago, Illinois 60619 o (773) 226-9261 o
[1]jsmith@omegashuttle.com
PROFILE
Executive Management
Dynamic entrepreneur and business strategist with more than 20 years
successful experience in business development. Clear and consistent
record of multimillion-dollar growth and award-winning leadership in
highly competitive markets. Proven ability to build and grow business
relationships with key corporate and public-sector clients and
organizations. Well-established network of professional relationships
in Chicago-area business, government, educational, and charitable
circles. Tenacious in identifying and capitalizing on new business
opportunities.
Very strong sales and negotiating skills; strongly committed to
quality service.

Visionary Leadership o Strategic Planning o Business Development o


Operations Management
Team Building o Business Needs Assessment o Proposal Development o
Presentations
Contract Negotiations o Closing o Relationship Management o Vendor
Selection
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
President / CEO, Omega Airport Shuttle - Chicago, Illinois
(1998-Present)
A full-service ground transportation company providing airport,
convention, government, and corporate transportation services. The
firm generates revenues in excess of $3 million annually. Purchased
the company as C.W. Limousine Service in 1998, successfully outbidding
a competitor.
* Purchased C.W. Limousine, which was one of two licensed
fixed-route airport van services in Illinois, operating van routes
only and generating revenues of approximately $300,000 annually.
* Assumed full P&L responsibility and managed all aspects of
operations.
* Restructured company and expanded service to include irregular
interstate and intrastate transportation (charters).
* Expanded sales/marketing efforts; built firm from 25 to 55
employees with total revenues exceeding $3M annually.
* Created an irregular interstate transportation (charter coach)
service and built to revenues of $1.5M.
* Secured exclusive contract handling transportation for all major
events sponsored by office of the Mayor of Chicago.
* Substantially improved productivity and reduced operating costs
per unit of revenue by 18% by reducing overtime.
* Developed new marketing channels and strategic alliances with
major corporate clients and government branches.
* Created a new division offering transportation services for
corporate and institutional clients.
Operations Manager, C.W. Limousine Service - Chicago, Illinois
(1986-1998)
One of two firms licensed to run fixed-route schedules in Illinois.
* Spearheaded movement and led change effort to transform operation
from leasing fixed routes to independent operators to operating
all company-owned routes, significantly increasing revenues to
$1.2M annually.
* Standardized operations and took over contract routes as
independent operators left the organization.
* Negotiated to develop a competing purchase proposal in order to
acquire company and assets; secured investors, acquired company,
amortizing the debt and securing full ownership in less than one
year.
* Started employment as an assistant in accounting and was rapidly
promoted based on performance to positions of increasing
responsibility such as maintenance coordinator and operations.
EDUCATION
Six Sigma Lean Belt-Villanova University, June, 2010

Six Sigma Green Belts - Villanova University, April, 2010


Master of Business Administration - Purdue University, February, 2010
Bachelor of Science, Biology - Chicago State University, 2001
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Humanitarian of the Year Award, South Central Community Center
Board of Directors, South Central Community Center
Volunteer, Chatham Business Association, 1999-2005
Board of Directors, Chatham Business Association
Businessman of the Year, multiple times, Chatham Business Association
Volunteer, Charitable Events, Community Church
Volunteer, At-Risk Adolescent Outreach, Community Church

Speaker,