Devon Smibert

Founder Restiv, Technology

I’m an entrepreneurial-minded digital transformation executive driven to unlock people and organizations’ full potential through technology. Overcoming the odds and bridging the gap from strategy to execution is my passion. By partnering closely with business leaders and stakeholders, my teams consistently deliver strong returns on investments, self-funding future initiatives. 

Building reliable results requires strong partnerships with technology vendors and service providers. I’ve collaborated with major ERP vendors like SAP, Oracle NetSuite, and JD Edwards. I take pride in successfully modernizing and migrating SAP to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud, leveraging automation and orchestration to reduce costs and enhance scalability, security, and reliability. My “firm but fair” approach has cultivated an extensive network of relationships, enabling me to tackle tough problems and navigate setbacks effectively. 

Fostering an agile culture where it’s “safe to fail” is crucial. I encourage teams to view failures as learning opportunities, particularly when pushing technology boundaries. Establishing team norms and proven methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, and retrospectives helps individuals transform into high-performing teams. 

My leadership journey began as an Army Reserve Officer, instilling a deep appreciation for responsibility in high-stakes environments. Since then, I’ve had the privilege of leading, mentoring, and empowering hundreds of technology professionals to succeed. By building cohesive, high-performing teams, we’ve solved complex problems and generated hundreds of millions in shareholder value. 

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