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Bryan Smith

Founder, South Wilson Consulting

Bryan has over 15 years of experience driving innovation, brand and product work across Bridgestone, Jack Daniel’s as well as consulting in a range of industries & government localities. Over his career he has managed numerous product launches, built and led corporate innovation teams, secured significant corporate investment in startups and has
extensive digital and traditional marketing communications leadership experience.

Bryan developed a passion for entrepreneurship during his 8 years at Bridgestone where he drove business strategy and built a 12-person product team to commercialize new software focused mobility solutions. In his previous roles at Jack Daniel’s and Bridgestone, he led product launches, digital and traditional advertising campaigns as well as sports property activations including the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Bryan is originally from Vienna, Virginia and now resides in Nashville, TN
with his wife and children. He holds an undergraduate degree from the
University of Virginia and MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of

Professionally Bryan is currently focused on growth and innovation
consulting with a company he founded, South Wilson Consulting. In his
free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking and playing tennis.

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