As President of Hire Velocity, Marques Smith provides the leadership for Hire Velocity’s solutions portfolio while also overseeing operations, accounting, IT, and sales, and marketing. With more than 15 years of experience in financial management and operations in both the public and private sectors, Marques plays a strong role in the thought leadership behind Hire Velocity’s digital and solutions strategies, lead generation, pricing, and implementation. Having worked in both corporate and government sectors, he combines sharp financial insight with a broad perspective, enabling him to deliver high-value results. Marques first joined Hire Velocity in April 2016 as Vice President of Finance and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in March 2018.
Marques honed his financial skills as Budget Director at Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, the CFO/Finance Director at Impellam North America, and President at BHS Hire. In these roles, he managed financial operations, oversaw system conversions, and was responsible for revenue and receivables.
Marques previously served on the Board of Directors of World Water Relief, a non-profit organization focused on providing long-term sustainable water solutions to impoverished communities. Marques earned an undergraduate and master’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University and a master’s degree in Accounting from Kennesaw State University.