Brian J. Smith
Previously Vice President of Business Development for and is an industry leader in developing international business. Brian is also an investor in the company. Prior to CombineNet, Brian was General Manager of Global Procurement and Supply Chain for H.J. Heinz Company. He was instrumental in the global roll-out of Heinz's industry leading eSourcing program in addition to leading global teams through negotiations of leveraged purchasing opportunities.
Brian has also served in positions at H.J. Heinz as the Director of Supply Chain of Heinz Japan and General Manager Business Development and Corporate Strategy for HJ. Heinz Company. He earned his MBA at the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, with an emphasis in finance - risk management/capital markets. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Far East Asian studies and Japanese, with a minor in philosophy and analytical thinking from BYU. Brian lives in Pittsburgh, PA.