He is a graduate of the Entrepreneurs Organization/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Entrepreneurial Masters Program. He is involved with the Entrepreneurs Organization, the Young Presidents Organization, Yale CEO Summit, Leadership Georgia, Leadership Gwinnett, and the Boy Scouts of America. He serves on the board of several startup companies. Mr. Smith's career in telecommunications began as a BellSouth co-op while attending the Georgia Institute of Technology as a President’s Scholar. During the 1990s, he held numerous engineering, software development, and managerial positions for several telecommunications companies. Mr. Smith founded RTS Associates in 1998.