Gary Smith

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Gary is always willing to share his incredible depth of knowledge, skills and all of his resources with clients and colleagues. Gary truly cares about helping people succeed.”

Why do you do what you do?

“I’ve never done anything more rewarding in my life. I’m working with 100 businesses a year, so there’s nowhere I can drive here and not understand the stories. And the impact I’ve had on their lives and the impact they’ve had on mine, it’s an amazing feeling. It’s unbelievably rewarding, affecting people’s lives in a positive way.”


Gary has been leading the leading and teaching the Small Business Management Program for more than 10 years, which includes the three-year cohorts, the SBM Alumni Program and the Employee Management Program. He has 30 years of experience owning successful small businesses in game manufacturing, convention and trade shows, travel agency, print and copy, restaurant and corporate training and consulting.

Gary has held roles in fortune 100 companies, is a certified bookkeeper, a Six Sigma Green Belt and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership.