Frank Smith enjoys helping leaders identify their goals and create a plan to help bring their goals to life. In addition to being Chairman and President of Strata Leadership, Frank serves as an executive coach for Strata clients, and he is also a certified Great Game of Business Coach for companies who want to implement open-book management practices.
Frank earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Harding University and passed the CPA exam in 1988. He worked as an auditor for KPMG (1988–1989), as an accountant for Hertz Rent-a-Car (1990–1992), and as Chief Financial Officer for Beam’s Seatbelts (1992–2012). Mr. Smith formed The Ark Group in 2007 to combine diversified business interests under one umbrella company so he could start an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to benefit his team through business ownership.