Mike C. Smith

Opinions expressed by ICN authors are their own.

Mike Smith is the founder and president of AeroCom, Inc., one of the largest and longest-standing business telecom and cloud brokerages in the U.S. As a former professional football player, Mike's success in tech has been a bit out-of-the-ordinary but he has won numerous telecommunications industry awards, since founding AeroCom in 2003. Most notably, in 2011 he was recognized as one of the top 40 business leaders, under 40 years old, in tech-heavy Orange County, California.

In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, Carrie and their four children. He is also a lover of wine, coaching his kids' sports teams and anything to do with 1980s skateboarding.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Mike Smith and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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