NorthOut, Inc., a leading technology services and consulting firm for the Fortune 500 and emerging brands, has named Gary Smith as a Vice President. Smith brings over two decades of global technology consulting experience building numerous software engineering firms and providing business and technical vision to leading companies worldwide.
Smith joins from EPAM Systems (EPAM), a global design and software engineering firm. EPAM provides digital transformation services across all major industries, such as financial services, energy, technology, retail and consumer. Smith served as the technology director for numerous healthcare companies as well as chairing multiple operational initiatives and internal committees. Gary is a frequent writer and thought leader having most recently published a series of posts outlining the impacts of the technology giants on the healthcare industry.
Across Smith’s decades of cross-functional experience, the central theme has always centered on innovative, but appropriate, application of technology to support and further the business. Smith has lead IT and engineering teams as a CIO and VP of Development, held leadership roles as Managing Director and Partner for startups, advised clients through management consulting services, and guided large organizations through digital and agile transformations. Smith holds an MBA from MIT and a BSE from the University of Pennsylvania.
“Gary is a truly versatile leader and his clients and teams thoroughly enjoy working with him. His broad industry experience, integrity, educational background, and genuine curiosity creates tremendous value and insights for his clients.” said Monesh Jain, NorthOut founder and CEO. “Additionally, his experience managing complex engagements and relationships in extremely high-growth global companies will enable NorthOut to continue and even accelerate our triple-digit YOY growth.”
As Vice President, Smith will share responsibility for articulating and implementing NorthOut’s strategic vision as well as overseeing key functional aspects of the organization including business development, delivery excellence, operations and the marketing of the NorthOut brand. Smith is keenly aware of the challenges that NorthOut customers face in creating highly relevant experiences with consumers and the relentless pace of technological advances.
“I am thrilled to be joining organization truly rooted in engineering excellence and client care! Too often the consultant’s goals are not in synch with the client’s and there is a lack of alignment on priorities. NorthOut’s approach and culture is completely engineered toward the customers needs and jam packed with energy – both which are very attractive to me.” Smith commented. “That passion combined with our deep design experience and strong technical capabilities is producing amazing outcomes for our clients!”
About NorthOut, Inc.
Founded in 2015, NorthOut uses modern engineering, digital experience design and strategic consulting to deepen relationships, accelerate business growth, drive organizational efficiency and create better outcomes for its customers. NorthOut’s global team of more than 150 support customers that span the Fortune 1000 to venture backed start-ups seeking to gain competitive advantage through the creation, deployment and use of next generation technologies. For more information, please visit http://www.northout.com and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.