Joshua I. Smith

Joshua I. Smith is an African-American businessman and former chairperson of the Commission on Minority Business Development. Smith, a native of Loveland, Ohio, graduated from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He founded the computer firm Maxima Corp in 1978, following the breakup of his marriage. By 1993 the company had revenues over $41 million and had been ranked by Black Enterprise Magazine at number 33 in its list of minority businesses. In 1996 the company had expanded to operate in 14 US states, employing 800 members of staff. Smith serves as a trustee on a number of boards, and has been a strong advocate for black entrepreneurship. According to Jet magazine, Smith ... more on Wikipedia

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