Entrepreneurship Founders

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Membership Information:

Member Status: Bronze
Member Since: 2014

Contact Information:

Website: https://www.qualtrics.com/


Job Title: CEO
Company: Qualtrics
Location: Utah, United States


Ryan Smith co-founded Qualtrics in 2002 with the goal of making sophisticated research simple. As CEO, he has grown the company from a basement startup to one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world. Qualtrics has more than 8,500 enterprise customers including over 75% of the Fortune 100, 1,800 colleges and universities worldwide, and 99 of the top 100 U.S. business schools. In late 2018 just before going public, Qualtrics was acquired by SAP for $8 billion in the largest transaction in Utah tech history. Ryan was named to Fortune’s 2016 40 Under 40, a list of the most powerful, influential, and successful young people in business, and was listed as one of Forbes’ “America’s Most Promising CEOs Under 35” in 2013. He is a frequent contributor to Fortune Magazine and has been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc., The New York Times, TechCrunch and USA Today, and has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and FOX Business. Ryan is a graduate of BYU and is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU’s Marriott School and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.