Business Advisory Council

Jared Smith

Jared Smith

Principal

Incite Solutions Inc.

Jared is the co-founder of Incite, a strategic growth marketing firm with clients across Canada.

With over 25 full-time employees, Incite has been recognized as the Best Overall Workplace Under 100 Employees and Best Workplace for Millennials by Alberta Venture magazine. Incite has also been listed in Profit Magazine’s Next 100 list.

As a proud graduate from the University of Alberta School of Business, Jared has dedicated much of his career to advising senior leaders in high-growth organizations. His background includes a role forging partnerships on behalf of the University of Alberta in China in 1997, an experience that ignited his entrepreneurial spirit. In 2009, Jared was named one of Avenue magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, and in 2016, he was recognized as one of Business in Edmonton Magazine's top 20 Business Leaders.

Jared’s passion for community-building keeps him busy. He is the Past-President of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, Co-founder of the Tour of Alberta, Chair of the Edmonton Mayor’s Business Roundtable, and sits on the board for the University of Alberta Property Trust.

Jared is a sought-after public speaker, moderator and facilitator and appears in front of crowds at numerous annual Canada-wide business events. Jared has been rated top speaker at numerous events including his eight appearances as key-note speaker for the Rocky Mountain Business Seminar.

Jared is a third-degree black belt and sensei at the Edmonton Go Ju Kai Karate Club and recently endured a year-long training simulation with Navy Seals. He lives for adventure, and the only thing more exciting than watching him road bike, water ski, or spar is listening to him tell about it the next day. His greatest adventure, though, is the one he enjoys each day with his wife Jessica and their two children, Madeline and Kai.