Darren Smith

Principal

Experience

Nielsen
WellPoint (Anthem)
Southern California Edison

Expertise

Technology
C-level Strategy

Darren Smith

Principal

In June 2020, we lost our dear friend and colleague, Darren. We cherish our memories of his kind spirit and dedicated leadership.

Darren was a senior executive who spent over 30 years leading successful global enterprise technology organizations. He supported FCM clients in optimizing infrastructure and information technology (IT) to create a competitive advantage. Before joining the firm, he worked in challenging businesses across multiple industries, with a passion for cost leadership, transformation, process improvement and flawless execution. As Senior Vice President of Technology at Nielsen, Darren was responsible for Global Infrastructure (supporting 44,000 associates across 106 countries) and Global Real Estate (supporting 640 locations and a $2.3B outsource agreement). He delivered over $300M in cost savings through strategic technology changes, organizational transformation, a global data-center strategy, system virtualization and cloud-based solutions. Darren also had accountability for merger and acquisition activities related to infrastructure and real estate. Previously, he held executive IT leadership positions with WellPoint (Anthem) and Southern California Edison. A military veteran, Darren studied at UCLA and held a Six Sigma Executive Black Belt as well as ITIL certification.