Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Red Hat’s Public Sector, with his third Wash100 Award on Wednesday.
Executive Mosaic recognizes Smith for accelerating the use of hybrid cloud platforms and other technology to assist federal agencies and grow the cyber workforce. We are ecstatic to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Paul Smith.
Smith joined Red Hat in Nov. 2004 and has led the company’s government business unit in sales, marketing, consulting, channels and strategic planning. Prior to his tenure with Red Hat, Smith served as the vice president of Government Sales Operations at VERITAS between 2000 and 2005, where he led sales for its state and local organizations nationwide.
Smith served as the national director state for Local and Educations Sales for Netscape between 1998 and 2000. He was the regional sales manager of the Oracle Corporation from 1989 to 1997 and led the company’s sales organizations in the public sector, aerospace and defense. He’s also held positions with Unisys and ExxonMobile.
In addition, Smith has served as a member of the board of directors for Amida Technology Solutions since Dec. 2016. He also served as a commodore for the Avalon Yacht Club for three years. Smith earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland in 1981.
The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.