Randy Smerik is an experienced serial entrepreneur, with over 25 years’ experience in the high technology fields of networking, database systems, data analytics, mobile, and semi-conductors as well as businesses in the spirits and restaurant markets.
Randy’s background and experience includes: Active Angel Investor, M&A Strategy, Founder/CEO of Osunatech, Inc., VP/GM of LSI Corp’s Networking business which he led after LSI acquired ($100M) his company Tarari, Inc. Randy was the Founder & President/CEO of Tarari which focused on software and silicon solutions for deep packet inspection. Before Tarari, Randy was General Manager of Intel’s Network Equipment Division as the result of the $500M acquisition of IPivot, Inc., where Randy was the VP of Product Development/Marketing. Previous to IPivot, Randy was AVP running the Teradata Data Warehousing Division, and also held executive leadership positions at BEA Systems, NCR Corp, and AT&T. In addition to high tech, Randy owns the San Diego-based Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand restaurant, Solare Ristorante, and is on the Board of Directors for Fortaleza Tequila (Jalisco, Mexico).
A frequent industry speaker in the areas of venture capital and entrepreneurship, Randy is an active angel investor and advisor to a variety of startups, incubators, and investment organizations.
Everyone wants to see their objectives achieved. Learn how to avoid chaos and destruction!
As you grow, scale, and often transition your company or organization – the culture you create (or destroy) defines your opportunity for success. Randy Smerik has been on ground zero so many times as his companies have grown and transitioned and experienced the potential joys of M&A. Hear...