Non-Executive Director

David A. Smith

David A. Smith

David is the Vice-Chairman of Williamsville Sears Management Inc. He is a Senior Level Executive, Business Leader and Strategic Advisor with an extensive breadth of experience across private equity, fortune 500 and Family Owned Organizations in complex manufacturing operations, high-growth, turnaround and resource challenged environments. Highly engaged and respected business leader who draws upon a background in engineering, manufacturing and organizational development as well as deep knowledge of capital markets, private equity, strategic planning, change management and turnaround operations.

Thought leader with a successful track record of conceptualizing, developing and executing value creation roadmaps and business models that accelerate revenue growth, altering the trajectory of a business and maximizing shareholder return. Partners a rigorous understanding of critical business drivers with an enterprising approach to transform strategy and execution into measurable, repeatable processes with top and bottom line impact.

Successful track record as a growth and strategic leader at these World Class Companies. Before Williamsville, he was the President of IAC ACOUSTICS a company he cofounded. Before that he was the President & CEO of The Money Corporation a Private Family office, he also served as the President & CEO of Optellios, Inc, EMS Technologies, Inc and lastly a CEO and Managing Director of an Australian Private Equity firm, Metal Storm, Inc.

Mr. Smith graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then went into Naval Aviation where he flew a number of Navy Tactical and Surveillance aircraft. After the Navy, Mr. Smith started a business career at the General Electric Company. Whilst there, he held various management positions and was appointed to Senior Program Manager while managing the US $2 billion Combat System for the SEAWOLF Submarine. Mr. Smith left General Electric Company to become the Executive Vice President of Operations for Amphenol, a US $1 billion Global Electronic connector manufacturer. In this capacity, Mr. Smith managed all of Amphenol’s North American operations (5 locations with over 3.5 million Sq Ft of manufacturing operations).

Mr. Smith also holds an MBA from Syracuse University and was an Entrepreneurial Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. He presently lives in the Chicago, IL metropolitan area.