Mr. Smith has served as Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Company since 1993. He is a co-founder of the Company. After graduating from Harvard Cum Laude in just three years (class of 1991), Mr. Smith entered directly into the Masters of Business Administration Program at the University of Chicago, the youngest person accepted into his class at the business school. In two years, he completed both his M.B.A. with honors at the University of Chicago (normally a two year program in itself) graduating in the top 5% of his class, and a Masters Degree in International Finance from the University of Leuven in Leuven, Belgium. After graduating from graduate school in the summer of 1993, he immediately co-founded TASER International with his brother on September 7th of 1993.