It's not too often that someone creates a company that changes the world, but that's just what Rick Smith, co-founder and CEO of Taser International has done. Come hear about his journey from garage startup to global industry leader.
Rick leads his company with a constant focus on delivering innovative solutions that make communities safer. Rick’s quest to create technology solutions to reduce world violence began in 1993 when he founded TASER with his brother Tom. Since then, TASER CEWs are now in more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies in more than 107 countries.
Rick graduated from Harvard Cum Laude, received his MBA from the University of Chicago with a master's degree in international finance from the University of Leuven in Leuven, Belgium. He is a co-winner of the Ernst and Young 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year® and named one of the “2010 Most Admired CEOs and Top-Level Executives” as sponsored by The Phoenix Business Journal and holds 14 patents.