Wipfli is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Smith to the position of Industry Leader for the firm’s national technology and innovation industry. Smith has an extensive record in driving growth and profitability in private equity-held, technology-centric businesses and consulting firms. He joins Wipfli as a principal.
Based in Denver, Smith will focus on strategic oversight of Wipfli’s rapidly growing technology and innovation industry sector. Smith will be primarily responsible for driving positive outcomes for future-forward and growing technology clients by leveraging Wipfli’s broad suite of technical, operational and financial service capabilities.
“Software developers and technology companies are evolving every day. Kevin understands what it takes for them to profit and thrive in their competitive environment,” said Wipfli Growth Partner Brian Blaha. “We are so happy to have him aboard to lead this sector.”
Wipfli has more than 1,000 seed, start-up, growth-focused and mature technology and innovation sector clients across the U.S. Recognizing and serving the unique, rapidly evolving needs of the technology sector requires true industry focus. Smith brings this focus to his new role and looks forward to supporting clients with relevant solutions.
“I am excited to join the firm’s inclusive culture, principled business environment and growth mindset,” Smith said. “I was attracted to Wipfli for all of those reasons, but even more because it fosters collaborative, success-driven relationships with all of its clients.”
Prior to joining Wipfli, Smith held numerous senior executive roles in professional service and technology firms. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.