Our leadership team is dedicated to serving you and your community.
Kevin WelchPresident, Smith Technologies™
President, Smith Technologies™
Kevin is the CTO, J M Smith Corporation and President of Smith Technologies (QS/1®, Integra®, PUBLIQ™ Software, and PowerLine™). In February 2018, J M Smith announced that its leading innovative technology solutions would now be under Kevin’s leadership. This decision to align technology offerings further enhances our customer focus and streamlines the process of bringing technology to market.
Kevin became part of J M Smith Corporation with the acquisition of the company he founded in 1997, Integra. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, Operations Research, and Engineering Management from Stanford University and has served in senior positions at Genentech, Symantec, and Microsoft. During his career, he has designed and developed many industry-leading software applications and systems.
Jim HigleyVice President, Sales
Vice President, Sales
Ray JohnsonExecutive Vice President
Executive Vice President
Mario OliverVice President, Client Services
Vice President, Client Services
Mario obsessively ensures client success with our products through the industry-leading Client Services organization. With an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, a Master of Information Systems, and 20 years of information technology leadership, Mario brings a diverse perspective to helping clients achieve their business outcomes. He can usually be found outdoors, when not in the office.
Joe StrayerVice President of Human Resources
Vice President of Human Resources
Tabb StringerVice President, Product Management
Vice President, Product Management
Tabb joined Smith Technologies in August 2018, as part of the company’s transition to a product management structure. Prior to joining the Smith Tech team, Tabb was Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Electronic Attack Wing, which provides globally deployed services to all branches of the U.S. military and allied partners. He also has experience leading a large production organization training pilots and electronic warfare officers, as well as commanding an operational unit supporting combat operations. Tabb earned a BS in Chemistry from Millsaps College and an MS in Resource Strategy with a concentration in Supply Chain Management from the Eisenhower School in Washington, D.C. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys family time, water sports, flying, biking, and horseback riding.