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Al Smith

Advisor to the CTO

Al Smith served as chief technology officer at iCIMS for nearly 10 years, leading the technology team behind iCIMS’ award-winning product portfolio that supports hundreds of millions of global users. He joined the company in 2015 and led the vision and execution of the company’s product management, business analysis, development, quality assurance, research, architecture and production strategies.

Throughout Smith’s time at iCIMS, he modernized internal development and test engineering practices, and transitioned iCIMS’ data hosting infrastructure. Under his leadership, iCIMS launched a data analytics program – iCIMS Insights – which has been featured in top media publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Financial Times, NBC News, Forbes and more. He is passionate about anticipating customers’ and partners’ future needs and developing solutions to automate, streamline and improve talent goals and achieve business success. Over the past several years with iCIMS, Smith led the release of award-winning solutions, integrations, the partner ecosystem and more. As of May 2024, Smith retired from iCIMS and serves as an advisor to the CTO through the transition.

Before joining iCIMS, Smith held senior technology and executive positions at Revitas, IBM, Princeton Softech, HP, Bluestone Software, Astea and GE. His product experience includes service management, revenue management, contract management, information management, data governance and application server middleware. During his career, he has participated in more than a dozen mergers and acquisitions, including a number of acquisitions with iCIMS.

Smith was recognized as a Top 50 Technology Professional in the 2024 OnCon Icon Awards and a top 100 HR tech influencer of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 by Human Resource Executive and the HR Technology Conference.

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