Mark Smith is the President & CEO of Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc, a leading firearm manufacturer and iconic American brand, where he has over a decade of proud service. He joined the company in 2010 as Vice President of Supply Chain Management, and has been a member of the senior executive team at the company ever since, eventually taking the helm in January of 2020. Prior to joining Smith & Wesson, Mark was a Director with the consulting firm of Alvarez & Marsal, where he advised and assisted clients with bankruptcy turnarounds, M&A transactions, and other complex business problems. Early on in his career, he worked in various operational management roles for Ecolab, Inc. (a developer and marketer of programs, products, and services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, industrial, and energy markets) and Bell Aromatics, (a manufacturer of flavors and fragrances).
Having grown up in the north woods of Canada, Mark spent most of his childhood exploring the outdoors. From an early age he was given a lifelong love and passion for fishing – passed down from his father – taking his first float plane trip at 6 years of age. During the winter months, he was a competitive skier, a passion he still enjoys today and now also enjoys snowmobiling, hunting, trap shooting, and hiking. Mark is passionate about hunting, fishing, and the outdoors – and ensuring that future generations can enjoy the same. He serves on the boards of Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturer’s Institute (SAAMI).