Professional Profile

Chris Smith — MEd, MSCRP

Managing Director

West Palm Beach, FL

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Companies that Chris has founded or managed at the executive level have made Inc. Magazine's list of the fastest-growing private businesses in America 8 times.  In his prior roles as CIO, he has been responsible for a variety of mandates, including redesigning companies' IT infrastructure, consolidating data centers, process development and establishing new production methods. He has created and implemented scalable electronic recurring revenue products from concept through fulfillment in addition to leading successful acquisitions up to $240 million.


In addition to serving a Managing Director for PMI Advisors, Chris is the Founder of HYPSites, a digital marketing company focused on assisting companies to promote their company brand.  His prior experience has resulted in the following results:

Cultivated and secured major accounts up to $3 million and negotiated multi-million dollar contracts with Experian, Equifax, TransUnion, Arco Oil & Gas Company, State Farm, Novell, Mitek, Alpine Engineered Products, and many others.  Led successful acquisitions and post merger integration projects up to $240 million.

Redesigned company IT infrastructure; increased reliability from 97.5% to 99.8%. Consolidated corporate data centers to save $100,000 annually; oversaw design and management of 16 remote offices and 120 retail stores. Managed $30 million inventory and personnel on $120 million sales; defined and set product pricing. Team member that grew company valuation from $50 million to $240 million; paging units in service increased from 190,000 to 650,000. The company was acquired by Metrocall (MTOH).

Achieved 5 times listing on Inc. 500 list; pioneered web-based mortgage credit reporting; grew the company from 400 to over 10,000 mortgage industry clients while reducing the cost of goods from 22% to 12%.

Boca Raton Sotheby's International Realty affiliate Nestler Poletto has seen the traffic and leads from their 21 interrelated websites become their #1 office.

Saved up to $300,000 annually; minimized company expenses and operating cost through employee scheduling and shortage control for leading building components manufacturer.

Developed global client base (including world’s largest ski resort operator with 80,000 seasonal jobs each year) for proprietary technology in web-based solutions for hiring and career management. The company was acquired by a subsidiary of Automatic Data Processing (ADP).

Standardized company and vendor guidelines; consolidated data centers into one hurricane-proof facility to ensure 24/7 product order and delivery. Turned around the organization to profitability and grew 400%.

Created and implemented scalable electronic recurring revenue products from concept through fulfillment; forecasted call center sales and marketing. Achieved annual company savings over 16% on multi-million dollar contracts. Grew the organization 1500% in 3 years; The company sold to ChoicePoint (CPS).

As acting VP Sales & Marketing, grew company 3500% and sold OEM license to Novell; company acquired by VC and sold to Network Associates / McAfee, Inc.


Inc. 500 Hall of Fame ● LAN Times Product of the Year ● LAN Magazine Product of the Year ● Database Advisor Product of the Year ● PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award


Arco Oil & Gas Company ● Arco Alaska ● Toronto-Dominion Bank ● GE ● Delta Air Lines ● PricewaterhouseCoopers ● Allergan ● US Tel (Sprint) ● Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty ● Intrawest ● Ford ● FMC

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