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Larry Smith

New York City

Larry Smith is a business creation specialist who has founded, managed and grown 5 businesses whose peak economic value exceeded $1 billion.

Currently a Partner at Thematix LLC, he consults on semantic technologies, business and information architecture, software engineering, and business innovation to uniquely address practical problems in operations, product development, governance and marketing. Larry regularly contributes articles to Tnooz on topics such as Big Data.

Larry founded US Interactive (USIT) in 1994 and as CEO/President, doubled revenue every year for 4 years and created one of the first public companies to offer e-commerce and Internet development services. Among his clients were American Express, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Avis/Budget, IBM, Martha Stewart, Microsoft, Sprint and the US Senate.

As President of THCG Inc., Larry combined a licensed Broker/Dealer, Venture Capital fund and consulting firm into a $350 million public company and doubled its net asset value within 10 months.

Larry helped transform the $5 billion fine jewelry industry by solving sales, customer service, digital distribution and channel issues with ENJEWEL, an online retailer. As founder and acting-CEO, Larry raised $7 million and knit together nearly 100 manufacturers and retailers with a hybrid “clicks and mortar” operation.