Entrepreneurship Founders

Jonathan Oliver

Jonathan Oliver

Membership Information:

Member Status: Bronze
Member Since: 2021

Contact Information:

Website: https://www.smarty.com


Job Title: Founder / CEO / "Chief Smarty Pants"
Company: Smarty
Location: Utah, United States


  • Software Engineering
  • Domain-Driven Design
  • Test-Driven Development
  • Distributed Systems Engineering
  • Leadership Philisophy (Outward Mindset, Crucial Conversations, 7 Habits, etc.)


Jonathan is a software engineer at heart. At the age of seven, he started programming on the family computer because it was the only thing that would actually listen to him and follow his instructions. By age 10 he was programming in C and C++ and creating software tools and uploading them to online “bulletin board systems” where people could pay him for his work.

After building a number of startups, he founded a company known as SmartyStreets (now Smarty) which verifies and confirms addresses for the largest e-commerce companies. His specialty is designing distributed systems which can handle massive increases in user load. Smarty now processes many billions of lookups per day and trillions of lookups per year. If you’ve purchased anything from an online retailer in the last few weeks, it’s almost certain that your address (the way you typed it), has been processed by the Smarty system.

In his spare time, Jonathan performs fully improvised musicals with a group in Provo known as ImprovBroadway. He and his wife, Tara, have five children—four of whom are girls. #GirlDad