Bill Smuts, COO

Bill & daughter, Laura, skiing Whiteface Olympic Mountain, Lake Placid, NY

Bill’s bio can be summed up by the sign on his office door, “I’ve spent most of my life skiing.  The rest I’ve just wasted.” Bill is a licensed Professional Skier, Senior National Ski Patroler, Ski Instructor and Emergency Outdoor Trainer.

Unfortunately for Bill, he also has to earn a living somewhere, so in his spare time he is COO at Capstone Media here in Cleveland.

In addition to his skiing prowess, Bill is a registered professional engineer with over 20 years of experience with multi-discipline project management.  His commitment and track record to on-time, within budget projects, meeting and exceeding customer expectations is something he is very proud of.

Bill was the “push” behind starting Capstone Media serving first as an outside consultant.  He joined the firm full-time in late 2001.  Bill’s role with Capstone includes strategic planning, business plan development, contract negotiations & finance management.

Bill’s experience in multi-level, multi-million dollar corporate negotiations has propelled Capstone Media to a new level of negotiation expertise.  Lead contact on all technology and manufacturing accounts, Bill brings an insider’s perspective to emerging technologies, business planning, customer development and service and resource allocation. He negotiates and manages Media Buying for Capstone Media in addition to his day-to-day operations role at Capstone Media.

Bill holds degrees from Syracuse University (B.S., Civil Engineering) and SUNYESF (B.S. Forest Engineering.)

Professional Engineer Licensure, 1986, State of Ohio.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Emergency medical, ski & toboggan trainer and Senior National Ski Patrol, Boston Mills/Brandywine ski resorts.

Mathematics Tutor South High School (Cleveland City School System)

Board of Directors & GM Girls Basketball Program, 7-Hills Youth Basketball Association

Board of Directors, YMCA Indian Princess (Father/Daughter) Association

Volunteer  – Cuyahoga Valley Church Finance Team