Nick P. Smith
Vice President of Data Analytics
As Vice President of Data Analytics, Nick Smith is responsible for developing and implementing METUS’ data platform and analytics strategy. With digital transformation in mind, this strategy provides high-volume information and data to flow accurately and seamlessly, enabling the organization to evaluate business conditions faster and leverage growth opportunities to remain competitive.
Smith’s role encompasses overseeing METUS’ IT function to ensure adequate support with hardware, software, ERP, and business interfaces. He also partners with the vice president of marketing to create a company-wide strategy around artificial intelligence (AI) and integrated customer experiences.
Smith is an analytics professional with 16 years of senior management experience in transportation management and warehouse operations. His most recent position was senior director of data science business analytics and strategy at Ryder Systems in Atlanta. In this role, he led a 25-member team to identify, develop and deliver analytics products and solutions supporting more than $7 billion in freight spend and revenue. Before Ryder, he was logistics analytics and solutions leader at Ingersoll Rand, based in Atlanta.
Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration - international business, with an emphasis in management from the University of Georgia. While there, he minored in Japanese language and literature.