Tim Smith

SVP & GM, Global Technical Infrastructure & Operations
Tim Smith

"Vision without execution is hallucination." - Thomas Edison

In his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Technical Infrastructure & Operations, Tim oversees all aspects of the company's production service delivery infrastructure, including six data centers on three continents, internal and external networks, servers, storage, and data platforms and systems – all while serving on the company's Technical Leadership Team and managing Corporate IT across the company's 26 global offices. As an early employee and the first Vice President hired at AppNexus, Tim helped the company scale from a small startup to a leading ad tech company. Tim began his technology career as a civilian co-op student with the Navy and, later, was a co-op student and then civilian career employee at the Army's Ballistic Research Lab. He subsequently worked at a number of technology companies, including Sun Microsystems, UUNET Technologies, Wayport and Vonage. Additionally, Tim has worked as a consultant in technology operations, information security, information technology governance, risk management, compliance (IT GRC) and venture capital due diligence. Tim is a member of Arista Networks global advisory board as well as an advisor to DriveScale a composable infrastructure company that helps AppNexus disaggregate storage from servers.

Tim lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and dogs and is an avid skydiver and aspiring farmer.