Vice President and Chief Technologist @ Pristine Creations LLC
Gail Taylor-Smith is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 35 years of technology and business development success in the aerospace and defense industry. Ms. Taylor-Smith, Vice President and Chief Technologist of Pristine Creations and CEO of TaylorSmith LLC, is a former Executive for the Boeing Company and most recently HRL Laboratories, LLC. Ms. Taylor-Smith is a creative, energetic leader who excels in: customer relationships, strategy, vision, business development, program management, intellectual property strategy, innovation, communication and inclusive leadership.
Key accomplishments include: leading a research and development organization responsible for greater than $115M of internally and government funded technology programs; being a change agent by creating new processes for managing technology development program execution resulting in increased transition and higher award fees from the government; identifying and developing critical technical capabilities needed to continue to compete effectively at the system level; and recognition by AFRL and ONR for her advocacy within Boeing for the transition of small business innovative research developed capabilities into Boeing products and services.
Ms. Taylor-Smith’s training includes a B.S. degree in Engineering from UCLA, M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, Government-Industry Program Managers Development Course, Business School training certificates from UCLA and USC, and Multidimensional Leadership training.