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Lawton Smith

Advisor Barcelona Area, Spain, ES

Sales Strategy and Operations. Hewlett-Packard. Formerly: VP Bus Dev, Printelligent (Acquired by HP) & CEO of STI (Acquired by DirectPointe)

Sales Strategy and Operations. Hewlett-Packard. Formerly: VP Bus Dev, Printelligent (Acquired by HP) & CEO of STI (Acquired by DirectPointe)

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Involved In

Side Projects

A million business ideas I didn'

Positions

WW Service Segment Manager - EMEA Hewlett Packard Enterprise November 2014 - present
Sales Manager, Partner Managed Print Services Hewlett Packard Enterprise July 2011 - October 2014
Vice President, Business Development Printel January 2011 - July 2011
Vice President, Printing and Imaging DirectPointe March 2007 - December 2010
President & CEO System Technology Inc. September 2003 - March 2007

Education

Brigham Young University 1999 - 2004
Southern Utah University 1998 - 1998

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Marketplaces
  • • Web Development
  • • Web application
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Advertising
  • • Marketing Automation
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Former CEO and VP in a VC-funded start-up environment. Participated in multiple mergers and acquisitions. Led sales operations and pursuit activities of a $60M program within a $13B global enterprise. Currently in an HP worldwide management position for the EMEA region.

3rd Place Student Entrepreneur of the Year at BYU, eBusiness Idea Semi-Finalist, Top 40 under 40, Best Of State 3 Years in a Row, Happily Married and a Father of Four

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Collaboratively. Nobody has all the pieces.

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Phil Windley
We worked together  •  Adjunct Professor, Brigham Young University and Chief Technology Officer, Kynetx. University of California, Davis grad.
I was on the board of a company that acquired Lawton's company. He is intelligent and knows how to get product/market fit. He knows how to w ... ork that and build a business.
Ed Crowley
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Photizo Foundation and Doctoral Student, University of Manchester.
Lawton is a very intelligent, focused individual. Not only does he have great experience, but he has great passion for working with others, ... for the start-up community, and a real 'servants' heart! A great guy to work with.
Parker Garlitz
We worked together  •  VP of Web Marketing, Crexendo and Vice President - Co-Owner, Living Whole Foods, Inc.. Brigham Young grad. Brigham Young grad.
Lawton is a problem solver and an achiever.
Curtis Blair
We worked together  •  Founder/Co-founder of 7 businesses, including Hoodoo Capital, Froghair, Cards2Life, Fuze Fiber and a Brigham Young alum.
Lawton is ALREADY a great entrepreneur. The proof is in the performance. He has already successfully merged, orchestrated and complete dea ... ls which required entrepreneurial prowess. If an opportunity to either buy a business that he has built or partner with him in a business venture, there are very few folks I would trust greater than Lawton.
Ed Crowley
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Photizo Foundation and Doctoral Student, University of Manchester.
Lawton is a driven, strategic thinking entrepreneur who has incredible talents to bring to the table.

Parker Garlitz
We worked together  •  VP of Web Marketing, Crexendo and Vice President - Co-Owner, Living Whole Foods, Inc.. Brigham Young grad. Brigham Young grad.
Parker is an entrepreneur that has started and grown many successful companies. He knows his stuff.