Brian Smith has over 40 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He has been in the recruiting industry for over 20 years, first with an internationally known firm, Ray & Berndtson, and then as Founder and President of CareerSMITH. Previously, Brian served as President and CEO of Smith Technology, a company he founded in 1992 to provide engineering consulting and remediation services to commercial and government clients. It grew to be the tenth largest company of its kind in the United States with 1,100 employees. He sold the company in 1997.
Prior to that, Brian worked for International Technology Corporation, a publicly-held environmental and hazardous waste management services company. He joined the company in 1986 and later became the President and Chief Operating Officer, helping to establish the company as the nation’s largest hazardous waste engineering company. Previous experience includes 12 years with Fluor Daniel, in which he was President of Venture Capital, Group Senior Vice President in charge of the Middle East and Africa, Vice President of Infrastructure, Project Manager of Mining and Metals, and Manager of Cost, Scheduling and Estimating. Brian joined Fluor Daniel when the firm purchased Utah Engineering & Construction in 1972. With Utah, he was Chief Engineer in charge of building military bases in Thailand.
Brian spent six years in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in financial management from George Washington University.