As President and Co-Founder of TrackR, Christian Johan Smith has helped to establish the Santa Barbara-based company as a leader in the intelligent personal item tracking space. Since 2009, TrackR’s app software, cloud databases and item trackers have revolutionized how consumers keep track of their their important items.

Even as a young child, Smith was always creating and engineering with just his imagination and a bin of blocks. He went on to graduate with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara, where the idea for TrackR originated.

Since its inception in 2009, TrackR has grown from a startup run out of a garage to a global operation, with over five million devices shipped worldwide. TrackR is built into products from leading brands like Amazon, DoCoMo, HP, Cross Pens and more. Its global Crowd Locate network helps find over two million items every day.

Smith brings a unique perspective to any team he is a part of, coupling an engineering background with entrepreneurial skills that allow him to understand technical challenges, communicate clearly with the engineering team and identify the business implications that impact consumers, investors and partners.