Telgian Fire Safety Promotes Ryan Smith to Senior Vice President of Sales

PHOENIX — Telgian Fire Safety has promoted Ryan Smith to senior vice president of sales at the Phoenix-based company.

In this position, Smith will align the sales organization’s objectives with business strategy through strategic planning, sales strategy development, forecasting, resource planning and budgeting. Smith will also develop sales strategies with operations and account executives to ensure successful onboarding of new accounts, implement marketing programs to increase brand awareness, and improve the customer experience.

Smith’s career spans more than 25 years as a corporate executive. His knowledge of management, business development and operations includes forecasting, market intelligence, data analysis, operations and team management. In his 17-year career at Telgian, he has contributed to the company’s strategic planning and corporate initiatives. This includes developing fire protection and life safety solutions for a wide range of business sectors such as commercial real estate, seniors housing, retail, grocery, warehousing, distribution, government, healthcare facilities and education, among others.

Smith’s professional accreditations include a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) designation from National Fire Protection Association, a Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation from International Facility Management Association and a Certified Product Owner (CPO) certification from the Scrum Alliance

Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as an M.B.A. from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.