Rick  Smith

Rick Smith

Rick Smith is the co-founder of Fast Radius, an industrial 3D printing company partnered with UPS that is bringing speed and scale to additive manufacturing and CNC machining. He is the author of the book The Great Disruption: Competing and Surviving in the Second Wave of the Industrial Revolution (St. Martins Press, 2016). Rick is the founder of 5 companies, including World 50, the world's premier global senior executive networking organization. World 50 contributors include Robert Redford, Bono, Alan Greenspan, Francis Ford Coppola and more than 100 other iconic leaders. Rick was the founding CEO of Next Generation Leadership, the leading CEO succession development program for the Fortune 1000, with 50 current Fortune 1000 Chief Executives as alumni. He is the author of two Wall Street Journal nationally bestselling books, The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers, and The Leap, both of which reached #1 on the Amazon business bestseller list, and is a singer / songwriter.