President and CEO, Smart Service Network
Fred Koury co-founded Smart Service Network in 1989 with a single publication in Cleveland, Ohio. In the years because, he has actually brought the Smart Service publication idea to 17 markets in 10 states with regular monthly publications that concentrate on the management abilities and finest practices of effective magnate. While the publication had a simple start concentrating on small company news, it grew in size and stature and now concentrates on the middle market in print and online. The numerous editions of the publications have actually showcased the CEOs from a few of the leading brand names worldwide, consisting of McDonald’s, Southwest Airlines, The Restricted, and likewise included a few of the world’s most identifiable magnate, such as Ted Turner and Jack Welch. From the publication base, Koury has actually presented a series of company networking occasions that link CEOs with a few of the brightest company minds in the country. The business is likewise included with Ernst & & Young’s prominent Business owner of the Year occasion, functioning as the media sponsor in a number of cities and utilizing its resources and connections to ensure leading business owners get the acknowledgment they should have.
More just recently, Koury has actually led the change of Smart Service from an analog company to a digital one. The business broadened into being a company of competitive company intelligence, started offering seo and social networks assistance to customers and produced specific online material to satisfy client marketing requirements. To satisfy the ever-increasing need for material for both print and digital outlets, the business began developing custom-made material for customers a number of years back and just recently obtained The Wise Group, a business concentrating on the custom-made material field.
In addition to developing Smart Service Network, Koury produced the biggest business-to-business trade convention business in Ohio, Premier Expositions. After growing the business in 5 years from scratch into a considerable and rewarding operation, he offered it in 1995 to concentrate on his publishing operations.
Under his management, Smart Service has actually been active in lots of regional charities, consisting of the United Method, Make-A-Wish Structure and Youth Difficulty, a company offering activities for kids with specials needs.
Koury has actually served on various boards, consisting of the United Method of Greater Cleveland, The National Conference for Neighborhood and Justice and St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. He belongs to The 50 Club of Cleveland, a prominent group of leading magnate in Greater Cleveland. He likewise serves on U.S. Bank’s Northeast Ohio Board of advisers, which talks to and offers guidance and feedback to the bank’s president and senior management group.
Fred’s official education consists of an organization financing degree from Bowling Green State University in 1985 and graduate work at The Ohio State University.