Jack Smith



  • Strategic planning
  • CEO coaching
  • Management team facilitation
  • Board development
  • Succession planning
  • Sales and marketing consulting
  • Executive Compensation Plan Design
  • Sectors Served
    • Distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Construction
    • Professional Services
    • Transportation
    • Financial Services


  • Bachelor’s degree in management, University of Illinois-Springfield
  • Master’s degree in business administration, DePaul University
  • Post-graduate studies, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

What Clients Value Most

Jack helps clients grow the market value of their companies, develop outstanding management teams, achieve profitable revenue growth, and successfully expand the number and depth of customer relationships. His longstanding focus on personal effectiveness equips him to be a powerful coach to corporate leaders. Jack has established productive consulting relationships with 400-plus organizations spanning more than 40 industry sectors in manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and construction. The value of his consultancy is reflected in the business performance of his clients and the number of new referrals his clients generate for CSI each year.

Getting Results for Clients

  • Experienced working with firms owned by families, partners, and private equity.
  • Provided long term strategic guidance and executive coaching to a firm growing from 100 employees to number 258 on the Fortune 500.
  • Guided multiple “Entrepreneur of the Year” companies to achieve exceptional and sustained earnings growth.
  • Developed and helped implement a strategic plan that in four years tripled the market capitalization of a prominent St. Louis bank.
  • Guided a global manufacturing and distribution firm through two buyouts and a market value increase in excess of $200M.
  • Formed and facilitated more than a dozen advisory boards, each with a quantifiable record of contributing to improved company results.
  • Helped launch the Regional Business Council and continues to provide strategic guidance and support.

Prior to CSI

  • Various management positions in marketing, operations, sales, finance, information technology and human resources for firms in four different industries.
  • Relocated to St. Louis in 1987 to head CyberTel Corp.’s St. Louis market for five years and to serve as President/CEO of Highland Packaging Co. (sister company to Bock Pharmacal) for five years. During his tenure, the combined market value of CyberTel and Highland Packaging/Bock Pharmacal grew from $50 million to more than $600 million.

In The Community

Jack is active in the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO-Gold).  He continues to play an active role in support of the Regional Business Council (RBC), a key business group in the St. Louis Region civically engaging over 100 CEO’s to act on high impact affairs for the betterment of the region including K-12 Education, Workforce Development, Talent Development/Retention and Crime/Public Safety.