About the Author
Ian Smith has spent the last 25 years transforming businesses in the US and in Europe. His roles have included FD, COO, VC, leading M&A advisor, and over the last ten years, as a President and CEO of two award winning US software businesses. He has realized over $400m of cash for shareholders during his career. As founder of The Portfolio Partnership, Ian and his team partner with entrepreneurs, working inside their businesses, to transform value. Ian’s weekly blog The Smith Report and Twitter feeds are widely read by the business community. His idea of relaxing is to compete as a masters track athlete and he continues to be ranked in the top 15 in the world for his age at 400m and 800m. He lives on the north shore of Boston with his wife and daughters.