David Sym-Smith is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, motivational speaker, and an award winning executive. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO/President of both public and private companies and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. David has been part of well-known successful startups, including Tele Atlas (acquired by Tom Tom) Innopath Software (acquired by Qualcomm), Aerial Communications (acquired by T-Mobile), American Personal Communications (acquired by Sprint), and others.
David serves on the boards of companies supporting entrepreneurs and emerging businesses. He is also a Chief Evangelist and a board member of Multiple Incubators taking a hands-on work approach with entrepreneurs.
David is a frequent keynote and panelist speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship, and business leadership.
David was honored with the Tech Titans Technology Advocate and Innovation Awards, TIA People Choice Award, PCIA) Distinguished Citizen Award, and the Compass Intelligence – Mobile & Wireless Award.
Outside of the world of technology, David has served on several Boards at universities, charity and non-profit organizations.
David holds a B.A. in Economics and International Business from Ohio Wesleyan University and a M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Pennsylvania State University – Smeal College of Business.