President & Chairman
Mr. Scott W. Smith is the President and CFO of The Barn Group Land Trust. He has the responsibility for the general, active management of the business and other affairs of the Corporation.
Scott brings to The Barn Group Land Trust a dynamic background as a successful entrepreneur, businessman and dedicated philanthropist. After graduating from Wallace State in Alabama he moved to Atlanta Georgia. He joined a small family owned company, Cooks Pest Control, where he was able to succeed to sales management within 6 months. He went on to gain 3% of the market share in the Atlanta Market while in that role. He was recruited by the largest communications company in the US, Comcast Corporation, to pioneer a direct sales program. The program gained 31% of the company’s sales volume in 4 years. The program also had the highest retention of 81%.
In his last role, Scott was recruited again to lead and establish relationships for the number one company in the US in lawn and garden, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. He partnered with high level management at The Home Depot, Lowes, and Wal-Mart stores. He led a sales team while establishing a 35% revenue increase in the Atlanta Market. He also pioneered and led a system that eliminated 2% of expenses for the entire company, which impacted the bottom line.
As President and CFO, Scott strongly believes that The Barn Group Land Trust is in a unique position to leverage its tremendous scientific progress and increased learning of the streams, wetlands and other natural resources to achieve two core goals: 1) rapidly increase awareness for restoration and conservation of the waters of the United States of America, and 2) play a role in minimizing the impacts of our growing world through our services. Scott’s vision is that one day we will have communities working together to create a more beautiful world through water conservation efforts.
The Home Depot- Store Manager- 1 Year
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company- District Sales Manager, 3 years
Comcast Corporation- Senior Sales Account Executive, 4 years
Cooks Pest Control- District Sales Manager, 3 Years