Michael A. Smith
has substantial knowledge of Zebra
and its industry, including prior service as a director of a public company in the automatic identification sector.
He has served as a director of Zebra since 1991 and as Chairman since 2007.
The Board and the Committees on which Mr. Smith
serves also benefit from Mr. Smith's
experience and skills in financial services as well as from his
25 years of industry experience.
Since 2000, he has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FireVision LLC, a private investment company that he founded.
From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Smith was Senior Managing Director and head of the Chicago and Los Angeles offices of the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of NationsBanc Montgomery Securities and its successor entity, Banc of America Securities, LLC.
Previously, he was Senior Managing Director and co-head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of BancAmerica Robertson Stephens; co-founder and head of the investment banking group, BA Partners, and its predecessor entity, Continental Partners Group; Managing Director, Corporate Finance Department, Bear, Stearns & Co.; and Vice President and Manager of the Eastern States and Chicago Group Investment Banking Division of Continental Bank.
Mr. Smith graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin with a BA degree and received an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Smith is a member of the Board of Directors of SRAM International Corporation, a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium bicycle components.
Mr. Smith is a managing member of Blue Star Lubrication Technology LLC and Blue Star Lubrication Technology Investors LLC, a provider of industrial lubricants and greases.
Mr. Smith is the Chair of our Audit and Nominating Committees and a member of our Compensation Committee.
Mr. Smith is also a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors, having completed NACD's comprehensive program of study for experienced corporate directors.