Former VC Derek Smyth tapped as Intelex Technologies’ CCO

Intelex Technologies Inc, a Toronto-based provider of environmental, health, safety and quality management software, has hired Derek Smyth as its new chief customer officer. Smyth, who joined Intelex from Vision Critical Communications Inc, will help drive the company’s global go-to-market strategies. Prior to his time at Vision Critical, Smyth worked as a senior investment professional at OMERS Ventures, Bridgescale Partners and EdgeStone Capital Partners. Last year, Intelex secured $160 million in a financing led by JMI Equity.


Intelex Appoints Derek Smyth as New Chief Customer Officer

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – September 08, 2016) – Intelex Technologies, a leading global provider of cloud-based Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) management software, has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Derek Smyth as new Chief Customer Officer, effective September 6, 2016. A venture capital and technology industry veteran, Smyth steps into this strategic new role to help drive global go-to-market strategies that accelerate growth, expand markets, and deliver a world class customer experience.

In the newly created role that reports to the CEO, Derek will serve both as a leader on the executive team, and within cross-functional teams throughout the organization. Derek will be focused on extending the company’s strategic growth in the global EHSQ marketplace, driving revenue growth, and optimizing the customer journey.

“Derek brings to Intelex a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success as a venture capital and technology industry veteran. He will add tremendous value to our executive team and customers as we continue our trajectory of strategic growth,” said Mark Jaine, CEO of Intelex Technologies. “Derek’s new role will enhance our customer-centric focus, and improve customers’ time to value while driving revenues and expanding global markets. Derek will also help sustain and build our award-winning, performance-driven culture through employee engagement, retention and growth. I’m very pleased to welcome Derek to the Intelex team.”

Derek brings more than 20 years of experience helping companies fast-track their growth strategy as both a venture capital and technology executive. Most recently, Derek was Chief Operating Officer at Vision Critical where he consistently delivered 25% plus revenue growth. Previous to this, Derek served as Managing Director at OMERS Ventures where he successfully led numerous investments for technology companies including Hootsuite, Hopper, BuildDirect, Desire2Learn, Fusebill, Vidyard, and others. Derek also served as a partner at EdgeStone Capital where he managed investments for numerous companies including Varicent Software (purchased by IBM) and Rypple (purchased by Before entering the world of venture capital, Derek held operational roles as CEO of Bridgewater Systems (purchased by Amdocs) where he was instrumental in the company’s turnaround, and as COO of Ironside Technologies (purchased by SSA) where he was responsible for global sales, marketing, product and professional services.

“As an established global leader in SaaS solutions for the EHSQ sector, Intelex has all the elements in place to significantly expand its market reach, helping customers address a wide range of regulatory compliance, risk management, quality control and business performance challenges,” said Derek Smyth. “Worldwide demand for these solutions is accelerating at an unprecedented rate and Intelex is a company that has already demonstrated thought leadership and business excellence in addressing that market. I am pleased to be given this opportunity to contribute my industry experience and knowledge to drive the next chapter of Intelex’s growth.”

Strategic Growth and Market Leadership

Intelex is an emerging growth company and EHSQ software powerhouse. The company is ranked as one of North America’s fastest growing tech companies, having been named for seven consecutive years on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list. The company’s strategic growth and leadership in the global Environmental, Health, Safety, and Quality software market was further extended with the June 2016 acquisition of Denver-based Ecocion, a leading SaaS provider of environmental management information systems (EMIS) that helps resource industries govern their environmental risk and compliance, regulatory requirements, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting. This acquisition broadens Intelex’s reach as the largest independent vendor of EHSQ cloud-based software and provides the company with a commanding lead in the North American EMIS market. The company has over 400 employees, is headquartered in Toronto and also has offices in Denver, and London UK.

About Intelex Technologies
With more than 1,000 clients and 1 million users, Intelex Technologies Inc. is a global leader in environmental, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) management software. Since 1992 its scalable, web-based platform and applications have helped clients across all industries improve business performance, mitigate organization-wide risk, and ensure sustained compliance with internationally accepted standards (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001) and regulatory requirements. Intelex is one of North America’s fastest-growing tech companies, the recipient of Waterstone’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies, and Aon Hewitt’s best employer awards. For more information, visit

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