Rick Smith

CEO & Founder
Axon Enterprise

A pioneer of technology with the vision of making the bullet obsolete, Rick founded the original company, TASER, in 1993. As the TASER device became ubiquitous in law enforcement, Rick pushed the company beyond weapons technology and towards a broader purpose of matching technology to public safety needs in order to make the world a safer place. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a garage in Tucson to a NASDAQ-listed global market leader in conducted electrical weapons, body worn cameras and software. Rick graduated from Harvard with a BA in Biology and later earned a Master in International Finance from the University of Leuven in Belgium and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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