Video Interviews: Conversations with Champions

Rick Smith, CEO and Founder, Taser

About the Video

In this video Rick talks about the company’s start, his approach to problem solving, and how to keep a company moving forward. Looking back, it seems so easy – all public safety agencies now use Tasers. But in the early days it was so bleak that founder and CEO Rick Smith was sure the company was going to fail.


  • Rick Smith, CEO and Founder, Taser.
  • Robert Jordan, Author, How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America