Jonavan Smith

Senior Vice President, Finance

Jonavan Smith is reshaping the pocket-protector stigma given to finance professionals as Resolution Media's Executive Director of Finance. Tasked with managing over $3B in annual billings for top global brands, partnering with platforms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, and orchestrating strategic business models, in which he’s helped yield 6X the growth since coming on board to the agency in 2010, Jonavan has been deemed “The Problem Solver.”

Jonavan got his start in the finance world at Public Accounting firm Ernst & Young. He later earned his Certified Public Accounting designation and Masters in Accountancy at the University of Virginia. At Resolution, Jonavan manages a team of over 30 employees across eight office locations in the U.S. and a remote team in India. Responsible for structuring deals, he has yielded revenue of more than $350M over the past five years. During his tenure, he has created financial models unique to performance media to support pricing across Omnicom Media Group and established a partnership with an offshore consulting team in India to re-engineer the operating framework across the Finance team, which scaled into Omnicom initiatives that yielded millions in margin efficiency.

Born and raised in Chicago, Jonavan moved to Mississippi to study Accounting at Jackson State University, following in the footsteps of his mentor and now Alderman Jason Ervin. Outside of work, he is a father to one son and a sports enthusiast. Jonavan remains heavily involved in the community, active with Common Ground Foundation which provides mentorship to high school students and engaged member of his fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.

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