This past Friday our CEO Jon NcNeill was named a “Tech Luminary” in the 17th annual Innovation All Stars award, which is given jointly by Mass High Tech (MHT) and the Boston Business Journal (BBJ). As noted in MHT by the editor, Chris McIntosh, the Luminary designations “reflect deep accomplishment in various technology-related industries.”As an entrepreneur, Jon has helped revolutionize industries that hadn’t seen much innovation previously (insurance, car repair, custom furniture, bicycle retail). In 2002, Fast Company magazine named him one of the 10 most innovative CEOs in the country and now a decade later he continues to get recognition for his ongoing efforts as an innovator and implementer. Jon has founded eight companies and created thousands of jobs in the process.
He co-founded Sterling Collision Centers in 1997 and grew the company from a single store to a 60-store national chain of auto body repair centers focused on turnaround time and customer service. Acquired by Allstate Insurance Company in May of 2001, Sterling employs over 1,200 and continues to add store locations. In 1993, Jon founded First Notice Systems, Inc., a 24-hour property & casualty insurance claim services firm located in Boston. He served as CEO until 1997, when it was acquired by a public company, Concentra Managed Care. Prior to First Notice Systems, Jon McNeill was a consultant with Bain & Company, an international strategic management consulting firm. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Jon’s focus for the past several years has been to make Enservio the latest in a long line of successful innovative companies. He’s also built a top notch organization from the top down to help him get there!