Assured Enterprises, Inc., recognized as one of the 500 Hottest and Most Innovative Cybersecurity Companies in the World, proudly announces that Joshua I. Smith, company founder and Chairman of The Coaching Group, LLC, has joined Assured’s Board of Advisors.
Mr. Smith served on the Boards of Directors for three Fortune 100 companies: FedEx Corp. (24 years), Caterpillar, Inc. (20 years) and Allstate Insurance Corp (17 years), as well as Inland Steel Company (10 years). He also served on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he was Founder, Chairman and CEO of the MAXIMA Corporation, a twenty year-old technical support company that achieved a national reputation as one of the top African-American-owned and fastest growing firms in the United States.
He was appointed by former President, George H.W. Bush to serve in the following capacities: Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Minority Business Development; The Executive Committee of the 1990 Summit of Industrialized Nations; Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and the George H.W. Bush Memorial Library Board of Trustees.
Mr. Smith has served as Chairman and Managing Partner of The Coaching Group since 1998. He is consultant to the CEOs of portfolio companies and frequently assumes active roles in his client companies that include serving as Chairman, Board member, or Advisory Board member. In July 2008. Mr. Smith launched Biz Talk with JoshTM, a weekly business talk show that aired on the CBS Radio network.
Joshua I. Smith was the recipient of the Man of the Year Award from the Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai B’Rith; was chairman of the National Urban Coalition; was inducted into the African-American Hall of Fame Museum; selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce to receive the National Director’s Legacy Award; and designated by the Governor of Maryland as a Business Legend. His Alma Mater, Central State University in Ohio, recently honored him by naming a major building in his honor, the Joshua I. Smith Center of Education and Natural Sciences. Overall he has received over 400 awards, honors and citations during his distinguished career.
“Josh Smith is a savvy and practical businessman and a thoughtful business leader. We are honored to have him join our Team. He adds to our superb Board of Advisors a sound commercial dimension stemming from a most distinguished business career sustained over decades,” stated Stephen M. Soble, CEO of Assured.
“From the first time I heard about the vision for Assured, and then understood the market disruption power of AssuredScanDKV®, the only scanner in the world which can Detect Known Vulnerabilities hidden in bundled or packed software executables, libraries and DLLs, I knew that this company has been built to improve the world. But when Jack Dufrene, Assured’s CTO, laid out TripleHelix℠, the comprehensive risk assessment system, I was nearly awe struck as I could see the value proposition for Fortune 1000 Companies as well as the US Government. Others in places of power and trust need this powerful tool as well. I am pleased and humbled to have been invited to join with the accomplished members of the Assured Board of Directors and Board of Advisors in helping to bring daily reality to the sound vision of the Company,” recounted Mr. Smith.
About Assured Enterprises:
Assured Enterprises offers proactive comprehensive cybersecurity assessments, services and products to the Federal and Commercial sectors. AssuredScanDKV® is the only deep software scanner on the market. It provides visibility and corrective guidance into the known vulnerabilities inherent in the mission and operational software on any system. Built upon years of expertise in highly secure environments, Assured also delivers tailored products and solutions. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Assured maintains a strong presence in Northern Virginia to support the US Government.
Michael G. Albrecht