Rick Smith

Former Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Equifax, Inc.

Rick Smith

Rick Smith

Former Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Equifax, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

GE Insurance Solutions
Employers Reinsurance Corporation
Equifax, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

9694

Number of Boards

11

Birthday

1960

Age

60

Number of Awards

3

Relationships
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Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer & Corporate Secretary at Aaron's, Inc.

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Former President-US Consumer Information Solutions at Equifax, Inc.

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President, Chief Operating Officer & Director at Truist Financial Corp.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Genuine Parts Company

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Chief Executive Officer at Equifax Consumer Services LLC

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Former Corporate Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Equifax, Inc.

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Director at Brown & Brown of California, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at InterfaceFLOR LLC

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Former Professional at International Business Machines Corporation

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Cousins Properties, Inc.

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Rick Smith
Former Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Equifax, Inc.
Education
BS
Class of 1981

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The university was founded with the gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the new school would be built near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor. The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

Career History
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
2005 - 2017

Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. A global leader in information solutions, we leverage one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers. Customers have trusted Equifax for over 100 years to deliver innovative solutions with the highest integrity and reliability. Businesses — large and small — rely on us for consumer and business credit intelligence, portfolio management, fraud detection, decisioning technology, marketing tools, and much more. We empower individual consumers to manage their personal credit information, protect their identity, and maximize their financial well-being. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax Inc. employs approximately 7,000 people in 15 countries through North America, Latin America and Europe. Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500® Index. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX.

Chief Operating Officer
2004 - 2005
President & Chief Executive Officer
1995 - 2000

GE Capital Fleet Services, a subsidiary of General Electric Co., is an American company located in Fairfield, CT. The firm provides motor vehicle lease services. Kristin Webb is the current CEO, occupying that position since 2012.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2014

Located at the top of the One Liberty Square building in the heart of downtown Greenville, Commerce Club was established in 1984 and is a comfortable home with warm, gracious surroundings providing an ambience of distinction and relaxation.

Member, Executive Committee
Prior

The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce is the chamber of commerce for the Atlanta metropolitan area. It was founded in 1860. The first Atlanta Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1860, chiefly concerned with fighting railroad rate discrimination and with sustaining commercial ties with the North. After secession, it focused its attention on direct trade with Europe, which was part of an overall Southern goal of achieving economic independence from the North. In 1866 the chamber was reformed into a Board of Trade.

Director
Prior

YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. is a non profit organization that offers programs serving the needs of the community and individuals. It is an association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. The company was founded in 1858 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$15K - $20K
2016

The Lovett School is an independent, coeducational day school serving children from Kindergarten through Grade 12. The school was established in 1926 by Mrs. Eva Edwards Lovett, an innovative educator who emphasized the development of the whole child. She began the school with just 20 boys and girls in Grades 1-3 at a former home, and today Lovett has more than 1,550 students from 78 different zip codes and 11 counties in the metropolitan area. The school continually affirms Eva Edwards Lovett’s founding vision of a progressive education rooted in learning, character, and community. Our mission is to graduate young men and women of honor, faith, and wisdom and prepare them to succeed in college and as responsible citizens of the world. We support this mission by offering our students integrated experiences in academics, arts, athletics, and service. Through these experiences, we seek to develop the whole child. As a college-preparatory institution, our coursework is strong, and creative and critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and a love of learning are major objectives. Our curriculum includes a required year of American Studies; options for African, Asian, and gender studies; and organic and biochemistry. We were one of the first schools in Georgia to offer the AP Chinese exam, the culmination of a Chinese studies program that begins in the Lower School. In addition, we offer a one-to-one laptop program in Grades 4-9, and single-gender classes in Grades 6-8. The Upper School offers 24 honors and 18 advanced placement courses, and all of Lovett's graduates are admitted to four-year colleges from coast to coast and internationally. Our faculty is committed to ongoing professional development and using best practices in their teaching. They strive to be positive role models and are dedicated to encouraging and supporting students in the pursuit of excellence. The average faculty teaching experience is 17 years. Outside the classroom, Lovett encourages our students to discover themselves through the arts and athletics. The statistics bear this out: More than 90 percent of our student body participates in a Fine Arts activity during the year, and close to 80 percent of students in Grades 7-12 are members of at least one sports team. The Lovett community is guided by the school’s character pledge, which begins: "We, who are members of the Lovett community, seek to live lives of good character." Lovett welcomes students of many different faiths and backgrounds. Although not formally affiliated with any specific denomination, Lovett’s philosophy is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition and values and encourages a sense of responsibility to God, respect for diversity, service to others, and moral awareness. We are committed to making positive contributions to society, for the betterment of our community, our environment, and our world, and thus service and sustainability are key. Our school’s reach extends beyond Atlanta and into Central America, where Lovett maintains 825 acres of Ecuadoran cloudforest as a preserve and research center. Closer to home, Lovett’s newest building, our Middle School, is LEED-Gold certified, and school vehicles run on biodiesel converted from our cafeteria’s used cooking oil. Interested in learning more about Lovett? Then please visit the Admission section of our website.

$1,000 - $2,499
2015

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, is an American company located in Greenwich, CT, that operates as a organization for boys and girls education.

$10K - $20K
2015

The Lovett School is an independent, coeducational day school serving children from Kindergarten through Grade 12. The school was established in 1926 by Mrs. Eva Edwards Lovett, an innovative educator who emphasized the development of the whole child. She began the school with just 20 boys and girls in Grades 1-3 at a former home, and today Lovett has more than 1,550 students from 78 different zip codes and 11 counties in the metropolitan area. The school continually affirms Eva Edwards Lovett’s founding vision of a progressive education rooted in learning, character, and community. Our mission is to graduate young men and women of honor, faith, and wisdom and prepare them to succeed in college and as responsible citizens of the world. We support this mission by offering our students integrated experiences in academics, arts, athletics, and service. Through these experiences, we seek to develop the whole child. As a college-preparatory institution, our coursework is strong, and creative and critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and a love of learning are major objectives. Our curriculum includes a required year of American Studies; options for African, Asian, and gender studies; and organic and biochemistry. We were one of the first schools in Georgia to offer the AP Chinese exam, the culmination of a Chinese studies program that begins in the Lower School. In addition, we offer a one-to-one laptop program in Grades 4-9, and single-gender classes in Grades 6-8. The Upper School offers 24 honors and 18 advanced placement courses, and all of Lovett's graduates are admitted to four-year colleges from coast to coast and internationally. Our faculty is committed to ongoing professional development and using best practices in their teaching. They strive to be positive role models and are dedicated to encouraging and supporting students in the pursuit of excellence. The average faculty teaching experience is 17 years. Outside the classroom, Lovett encourages our students to discover themselves through the arts and athletics. The statistics bear this out: More than 90 percent of our student body participates in a Fine Arts activity during the year, and close to 80 percent of students in Grades 7-12 are members of at least one sports team. The Lovett community is guided by the school’s character pledge, which begins: "We, who are members of the Lovett community, seek to live lives of good character." Lovett welcomes students of many different faiths and backgrounds. Although not formally affiliated with any specific denomination, Lovett’s philosophy is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition and values and encourages a sense of responsibility to God, respect for diversity, service to others, and moral awareness. We are committed to making positive contributions to society, for the betterment of our community, our environment, and our world, and thus service and sustainability are key. Our school’s reach extends beyond Atlanta and into Central America, where Lovett maintains 825 acres of Ecuadoran cloudforest as a preserve and research center. Closer to home, Lovett’s newest building, our Middle School, is LEED-Gold certified, and school vehicles run on biodiesel converted from our cafeteria’s used cooking oil. Interested in learning more about Lovett? Then please visit the Admission section of our website.

Political Donations
$500
2014

Founder at The Handel Strategy Group

$250
2014

Representative from the 54th District at Georgia House of Representatives

$2,000
2013

Former Governor of Georgia

Investments
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Extend, Inc. provides a flat form to merchants to extend warranties to customers. The company was founded by Woodrow H. Levin and Joseph Moss and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #26
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #37
2013
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #100
2012
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
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