Jared Smith is a co-founder of Incite, an Edmonton-based strategic growth marketing firm with clients across Western Canada.
As a proud graduate of the University of Alberta School of Business, Jared forged partnerships on behalf of the University in 1997 while in China—an experience that ignited his entrepreneurial spirit.
His passion to align with like-minded people, organizations and boards—those that are ethical, innovative, and community minded—are the reasons he co-founded the Tour of Alberta, Chairs the Edmonton Mayor’s Business Roundtable, was president of the Entrepreneur’s Organization and is the Honourary Co-Chair of the Glenrose Courage Gala.
Jared advises senior leaders in high-growth organizations and speaks to, moderates, or facilitates many business events across Canada each year. These efforts led to him being named “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2001 by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and one of Avenue Edmonton magazine’s notable “Top 40 Under 40” in 2009.
Jared is a 3rd Degree Black-belt in Karate and recently volunteered to endure a year-long training simulation that culminated in a weeklong suffer-fest with Navy Seals in SanDiego. His greatest adventure, though, is the one he enjoys each day with his wife Jessica and their two children, Madeline and Kai.