Sean will help drive Smith’s worldwide goals with years of financial expertise and plans for continuous development
Houston, TX (February 14, 2019) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the appointment of Sean Evans to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Sean previously served as interim CFO of Smith since early 2018.
Sean will serve as CFO of Smith’s worldwide affiliated group of technology companies, overseeing Smith’s global finance, accounting, tax, treasury, and credit activities. He will work alongside the rest of Smith’s senior management team to implement best practices and accelerate strategic initiatives to grow the company’s suite of flexible service offerings and procurement strategies.
Before he stepped into his interim CFO role, Sean served as Smith’s Vice President of Credit & Finance and Director of Credit. He brings twenty years of experience as a CPA in the risk management sector and five years in banking product sales with him to his new role.
“There are so many new and interesting projects happening at Smith right now, and our accounting and finance teams play a major role in many of them,” said Sean. “Optimizing communication and interaction across departments is the key to successfully executing these projects and extending Smith’s fundamental solutions to customers around the world.”
Sean’s insight, patience, and keen eye for detail will aid him in supporting and strengthening Smith’s diverse initiatives in his new role.
“Sean’s thorough understanding of Smith’s business practices and his expert knowledge of finance and risk management give him the stability to lead the company’s financial activities,” said Matt Hartzell, Smith’s Chief Administrative Officer. “As Smith continues to grow, we are excited to see how Sean’s efforts in the finance department will carry across to the rest of the company.”
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 16 cities around the world, from Silicon Valley to Seoul, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 different languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales of $1.66 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. With testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam, Smith’s processes focus on critical issues, from quality management to counterfeit prevention and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time inventory and logistics visibility anywhere in the world. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number eight among all global distributors. Smith’s Intelligent Distribution™ model adapts to ever-changing demands by providing reliable global electronics sourcing and logistics, regardless of distribution channel or locale. For more information, please visit https://www.smithweb.com, or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call +1 713.430.3000.
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