Founder and CEO
Smith’s time in the Army strongly influences his leadership style to this day. He has always believed in “leading from the front.” Smith also supports many charitable causes and serves on the boards of The Aslan Foundation and the Color Me A Cure Foundation, which he founded with Julia.
Why we started Welocalize
I was very interested in culture and global business, in leading a diverse group of people, helping them reach their full potential and positively impacting people’s lives through better global communication.
What inspires me
The challenge of transforming a business. Revolutionizing an industry and doing things differently. Seeing that reflected in our company culture, our strategy. When people achieve more than they thought possible — for themselves, their colleagues, and our customers – that’s what inspires me.
Something you don’t know about me
I was the lead guitarist in a band called Fuzzy Match, a nod to translation memory terminology in the industry.
I feel most successful when
I know we helped our customer solve a problem. When we help employees feel more fulfilled in their careers, and we can help them answer the question, ‘Where can I go from here?’