Richard Smith has over 30 years of technology sales, marketing and supply experience, specializing in the Secondary Market for Telecom Infrastructure Equipment. During this time, he has worked with carriers around the world in developing and executing surplus equipment remarketing strategies and Asset Management and Reuse programs. He began his career at DJC Corporation, a computer hardware distribution firm where he served in various sales and marketing roles. From 1984-1995, Richard was Vice President of Purchasing and Supply for Century Computer Marketing, a leading supplier of used and refurbished PC parts. Richard served as Vice President of Supply for Somera Communications from 1996 to 2005. He helped develop and managed the global sourcing and supply strategy. His work was instrumental in the rapid growth of Somera as a premier provider of used and refurbished telecom Infrastructure equipment. Richard joined Tempest Telecom Solutions in October of 2009 as VP of Supply and Asset Management.