Jonathan D. Nicholas (The Company CEO, Inc.)

Glencoe , IL 60022


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Virtual CEO | Performance Strategist | Consultant | inspiring and leading high growth sales-based organizations to achieve higher levels of performance, productivity and profitability.

Get to know Jonathan D. Nicholas

As a speaker, change-master, and strategist on business and sales performance topics both nationally and abroad, Jonathan Nicholas feels his driving purpose in life is to "improve other people's lives."  This enduring purpose requires him to be a change master to those he engages through his entertaining and motivational style. 

His talents as a catalyst are sought out by those looking for new insight, and methods to overcome the status quo. Nicholas is a frequent contributor to the national media including: The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Robb Report,  This Old House, Bankrate.com and Real Estate Business magazine.  Nicholas served as the 2008 National President of the CRB Council and on the Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS®.

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Jonathan is the founder and President of The Company CEO, a virtual consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.   The company provides just-in-time consultation services to solo-preneurs, franchisees and c-level executives worldwide. 

Once retained, The Company CEO provides critical advice including, but not limited to, strategic planning, performance strategies, recruiting/retention, creating a winning culture, compensation planning, mergers/acquisitions and breaking through the clutter through cutting edge marketing and PR.  

Under Jonathan's direction, high growth sales organizations within the franchising,  financial services, real estate and pharmacuetical industries are implementing proven best practices that accelerate desired outcomes in performance, productivity and profitability.

Previously Nicholas served for seven years as the EVP/Regional Director for a midwest based master franchisor overseeing the day-to-day operations of over 100 franchised offices and 1800 sales associates. Under his oversight the organization grew to the top market share position by producing over $4.5 Billion in volume.  A feat that could only be achieved by providing a myriad of support services and expertise that included:  consulting/coaching, career track education, talent search/recruitment, public relations, media buying, management training and profitability insight to the master-franchiser's affiliates. 

A second generation REALTOR® Nicholas received his real estate license at age 18.  At age 22 he opened his first brokerage company and quickly grew that company's single family property management division to the largest in the state by controlling over 3000 REO properties.  He has been both an entrepreneur and senior management executive for over 18 years and in that time has owned three companies, led three training organizations and in addition has participated in the acquisition, merger and development of others.