Smith Receives Three Prestigious Comparably Awards: Best CEOs for Diversity, Best Companies for Career Growth, and Best Leadership Teams

Recognizing Smith’s Commitment to Diversity, Career Development, and Strong Leadership

Key Takeaways:

  • Smith, a global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, has been honored with three prestigious Comparably awards: Best CEOs for Diversity, Best Companies for Career Growth, and Best Leadership Teams.
  • These awards are based on anonymous employee feedback on the Comparably website and highlight Smith’s inclusive workplace, career advancement opportunities, and strong leadership.
  • Smith is dedicated to fostering a diverse workforce and has been recognized as one of Comparably’s Best Companies for Diversity in 2022.

Introduction: Celebrating Smith’s Achievements

Smith, a leading global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, is delighted to announce its recognition on Comparably’s esteemed lists for Best CEOs for Diversity, Best Companies for Career Growth, and Best Leadership Teams. The company secured the rankings of #38, #58, and #59, respectively. These accolades are solely based on anonymous feedback provided by employees on the Comparably platform. This marks the first time Smith has been included on the lists for Best Companies for Career Growth and Best Leadership Teams. In 2022, Smith ranked #87 on the Best CEOs for Diversity list.

Smith’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Smith takes immense pride in being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. The company actively promotes a diverse workforce and creates an inclusive environment. In 2022, Smith was recognized as one of Comparably’s Best Companies for Diversity. By fostering a welcoming workplace, Smith empowers its employees to grow and thrive.

Patti Everitt, Director of Human Resources at Smith, emphasizes the company’s dedication to supporting employee satisfaction and success. She states, “Over the past 40 years, we have cultivated a welcoming and inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive. We are honored to once again be named to multiple Comparably lists, and we look forward to continuing to support our employees’ satisfaction and success in the years to come.”

Emphasis on Career Growth and Development

Smith places significant emphasis on training, development, and career growth to ensure its employees reach their full potential. The company provides a range of tools, resources, and services to support employees in planning their career trajectory. Whenever possible, Smith promotes from within its own ranks. Since 2022, 350 employees at Smith have received promotions or title changes, highlighting the company’s commitment to internal growth. Additionally, Smith’s Leadership Development Program offers over 200 courses to further enhance employee skills and leadership capabilities.

Smith’s commitment to employee development has resulted in many leaders who have grown alongside the company. The average tenure for senior leadership at Smith exceeds 21 years, and more than 100 employees across the globe have been with the company for over 15 years.

Patti Everitt highlights the crucial role of knowledgeable and skilled employees in Smith’s success. She affirms, “Our employees’ knowledge and skill sets are critical parts of Smith’s foundation of excellence. As we build up that foundation through the development of our workforce, our business thrives. This recognition underscores the many positive impacts we’ve seen as a result of the significant investments we’ve made and continue to make in our people.”

About Smith

Founded in 1984, Smith is a trusted global distributor that sources, manages, and distributes electronic components used in various industries, including mobile phones, computers, appliances, and automobiles. With a presence in 19 cities worldwide, Smith’s multicultural team, fluent in over 50 languages and dialects, buys and sells components around the clock, generating annual sales exceeding $4.8 billion in 2022. Smith’s commitment to excellence is evident through its Intelligent Distribution™ model, which optimizes customers’ supply chains from start to finish. The company offers customized solutions, including IT asset disposition services, ensuring maximum ROI, sustainability, and security. With testing and logistics hubs strategically located in Houston, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, and Singapore, Smith prioritizes quality management, counterfeit prevention, and environmental safety. Seamless integration of operations, purchasing, and sales with a global IT infrastructure enables real-time visibility of inventory and logistics worldwide. As the leading independent distributor of electronic components, Smith ranks among the top seven global distributors. For more information, please visit

Written by Shantel

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