Fortem Appoints Tech Veteran Marty Smuin as Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Development
Press Release | September 6, 2017
New Hire Joins Leadership Team to Help Set Company’s Vision and Global Growth Trajectory
SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- September 6, 2017 -- Fortem Technologies, the leading provider of realtime
AI-enabled airspace security and safety solutions for drones, announced today that it has
appointed Marty Smuin as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Development.
Smuin has nearly three decades of executive leadership in high impact technology enterprises.
As a key addition to the executive team at Fortem Technologies, Smuin will examine and
develop domestic and global market opportunities for the company with a focus on balancing
growth and execution. Smuin will report to Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Bean.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have Marty join the Fortem leadership team,” said Chief
Executive Officer, Timothy Bean. “He has an outstanding pedigree for managing complex,
high-growth companies while maintaining the vision and discipline necessary to execute on
critical deliverables for customers and partners. He is immensely well respected in a number of
industries from wireless telecoms to supercomputing, and we are thrilled to have him on
Prior to joining Fortem Technologies, Smuin served as CEO of Adaptive Computing, the world
leader in dynamically optimizing large-scale computing environments. Adaptive was recently
acquired by a private firm. Prior to joining Adaptive Computing, Marty served as President of
Aircom International, Inc. Headquartered in the UK, Aircom is a leading independent mobile
network planning and optimization company, providing software and services to more than
half of the world’s wireless carriers.
Before Aircom, Smuin served as GM and VP of Sales at Bytemobile, Inc. There he was a key
member of the senior management team, leading strategy and execution across critical
Prior to joining Bytemobile, Smuin held the position of VP of Sales and Business Development
for Openwave Systems, and before that was COO of ACCESS Global. Prior to being
promoted to COO, Marty served as VP of Sales and Marketing at ACCESS Systems.
Before joining Tokyo based ACCESS Systems, Marty was Executive VP of Business
Development and sales at i-drive, one of the fastest growing peer-to-peer sites in Internet
history, where he led the development of the company's mobile strategy and international
expansion. Prior to i-drive, Marty spent several years at USA, Inc. (now known as IACI) serving
as VP of Strategic Alliances for USA Interactive and Director of Business and Corporate
Development at HSN, Inc., a subsidiary of USA Networks. Earlier in his career, he gained
extensive international business experience as Manager of New Markets at Comcast/QVC, Inc.
Marty is a graduate of University of Oklahoma. He has had numerous Board seats, with a focus
on advising startups.
About Fortem Technologies
Fortem Technologies is the leader in airspace awareness, safety and security for a drone world. Fortem delivers commercially available solutions that detect and measure intention of drones in real time to maintain airspace safety, while actively protecting No-Fly Zones. Based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, the company is privately held and backed by Boeing, Signia Venture Partners, DCVC, Mubadala Investment Company, and others.