Our Mission Is To Help 1000 Small Business Owners Grow, Scale & Build A Legacy They Can Be Proud Of.

Our Story

Smart Shark was founded by husband and wife team, Jonathan and Renee Lautermilch. Together they have helped hundreds of business owners across the globe grow, scale and ultimately win their freedom of their time back.

As a family of our own with our daughter Aria and being entrepreneurs as well we understand importance of the value time and how you can never get it back when it's gone.

Which is we've dedicated our lives to helping business owners be able create the lifestyle they've always wanted for their family and themselves


We believe that how you do one thing is how you do everything. That’s why we operate with core values. Each decision we make and action we take is informed by what we believe.


We always keep the promise we make to others and to ourselves.


We give our best in everything that we do.


We lead by example in everything we do & we leave people better than how we found them.


We take responsibility for our actions.

Our Leadership Team

Jonathan Lautermilch

CEO of Smart Shark

A Business Consulting Agency

Jonathan’s mission in life is to help business owners turn their vision into reality.
Jonathan has 14 years of business development experience, is a best-selling author, and is the Host on the Real Talk With Real Fit Pros Podcast and Real Talk With Real Business Pros Podcast. Jonathan has coached thousands of coaches and business owners in starting, scaling and growing their business. He’s also a loving husband, a soon to be father and lives in Dallas, Texas.

Renee Lautermilch

Chief Operating Officer

Renée Lautermilch is a highly accomplished learning and development leader with over 20 years of experience in various industries, including healthcare, fitness, and hospitality. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Human Resources, then pursued an MBA, and MEd.
Renée has put her knowledge to good use and has won several leadership awards. Currently, she is recognized as the Learning and Performance Institute’s 2022 Learning Leader of the Year.
She has co-founded two businesses; myHearingU, an online school dedicated to the education and further development of the next generation of hearing healthcare providers, and Smart Shark, a highly sought after business integration consultancy. In addition to the companies she has co-founded, she also built the learning & development departments of the largest retail hearing healthcare company in the United States and the world’s most iconic fitness gym brand.
In addition to her business ventures, Renee is a bestselling author of the book Leading Through Love: Throwing Out Everything Corporate Taught You About Leadership & Management.