Ryan Smith’s passion for people and helping them solve business problems has propelled an IT career with both breadth and depth.
He co-founded Silex Data Solutions to fill an enterprise market need for a truly agnostic provider that shifts the focus from infrastructure to client data strategy. Storage is about data but data is about business. How a company plans for and handles data can reduce costs, boost revenue and deliver predictive analytics that transform the data into a competitive asset.
Customer education is a key Silex differentiator. The company investigates new technology, crafts unbiased industry research and distills a litany of options to support customers in making well-informed decisions. Ryan and team build a strategy around key components – from enterprise infrastructure to security, disaster recovery, and predictive analytics to workplace delivery.
Ryan’s experience encompasses successful leadership tenures at both VARs as well as OEMs. He understands that end users don’t always have the time or expertise to evaluate their many options, positioning Silex to do the heavy lifting for them – presenting options that solve immediate problems and pave the way for growth.
In his spare time, Ryan volunteers on local community boards and as a high school coach in Franklin, TN.