Connor Smith

Market Research Associate
Connor Smith, Market Research Associate, Orchid Blacklinkedin

# Launches & GTM
# Market Research
# Product Strategy
# Startups
# Strategy

I am a driven individual with a passion for combining finance and analytics to identify growth opportunities for tech companies. As a collegiate athlete I want to bring the synergies of competition and teamwork from the field to the office. Growing up I watched my mother grow a nine employee company to a multi-million dollar strategic exit, while my father started several companies before joining an operation and tripling its revenue during his tenure. I was raised by growth-driven individuals and during my experiences on the field, in the classroom, or at OB I have been obsessed with growing myself, too.

Education: Florida State University - B.S., Finance & Management.


# Healthcare

# Real Estate

# AdTech / MarTech

# Blockchain

# FinTech

Awards & Organizations

- 2020: President's List, Dean's List - Florida State University

- 2019: Dean's List - Florida State University

- 2018: Senior Class President - St. Petersburg, FL HS

- 2017: First Team All-American, St. Petersburg, FL HS

Articles & Case Studies
Connor Smith
“Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.”
—Kobe Bryant, American professional basketball player

What I'm Reading / Listening To:


This book has helped me understand how to cultivate success and growth within an organization, which requires clear, consistent, and demonstrated messaging about why an organization exists.

Still On My Bucket List:
Start and develop a youth lacrosse program in an underdeveloped community in the Tampa Bay Area.
Best Business Advice:
Always put your name on the work you do. Share your success with others, and document your failures to one day look back on your growth.