CEO & Founder, Axon
Rick Smith founded Axon Enterprise in 1993 with a vision to Protect Life.
Smith holds a Bachelors in Biology from Harvard University, an MBA in Finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and an MBA in International Finance from Belgium University of Leuven.
Under Smith’s leadership, Axon has grown from a company focused solely on developing TASER energy weapons based in a garage of Tucson, AZ, to a publicly traded global market leader in energy weapons, body-worn cameras, productivity software and VR training.
In 2019, Smith published his first book, The End of Killing: How Our Newest Technologies Can Solve Humanity’s Oldest Problem. The End of Killing examines why people kill, and how providing less-lethal technology can curb this age-old problem.
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