Jeffrey W Smith
Jeffrey Smith is an international investor, CEO and serial entrepreneur, who has delivered three decades of global P&L leadership in AI, enterprise software, environmental engineering, data science and advanced sensor integration. In all of his companies, he has achieved impressive earnings growth through comprehensive organic expansion and strategic M&A, driving 40+ strategic transactions in 17 countries.
He is presently a board member at Lightmatter, Tilt Five, Croquet and Exponam and a board observer at Kodiak, Real Time Robotics and XL Batteries.
Previously, as CEO and lead investor in FLIGHT LANDATA, Jeffrey led the market expansion of this airborne digital imaging defense contractor, driving revenue from $8M to $60M and completing the sale of the company to KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) for 11X his entry valuation. As CEO for GENSYM (NASDAQ GNSM), the world’s first major public AI company, he doubled revenues, reestablished profitability, and sold the company at a 79% premium.
As CEO and investor in KWI INTERNATIONAL, Jeffrey led the complete strategic and financial restructuring of this Malaysia / Austria-based environmental engineering company operating in 65 countries —growing founding family’s equity value by 10X.
Earlier career projects include: CEO / Investor in PRAIM TECHNOLOGIES, a Milan / Boston-based IT holding company and acquisition vehicle, and Managing Director, Principal and Founder of SMITH VALVE ASIA, aSingapore / HK -advanced engineering group serving major oil and petroleum companies in Japan, MENA and ASEAN
Jeffrey holds an AB in Economics from Brown University.