The new hire brings two decades of expertise and executive leadership experience in the Software-as-a-Service industry to the dynamic team of professionals at Safety Management Systems, Inc.
NORWALK, CT, Jan 20, 2023. – Safety Management Systems, Inc. (SMS) a leading provider of safety management technology and consulting services, welcomes Keith Augustyn to the team. As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Keith will be involved in every aspect of SMS’s operational growth, designing and implementing business strategies firmwide.
“I am excited to welcome Keith Augustyn to the SMS360 and FLEET360 leadership team, Keith is yet another step in the growth and evolution of the company. He brings a superior level of professionalism and knowledge in Product Development and Data Operations Management in the Software-as-a-Service industry. Fasten your seatbelts, and welcome aboard!” SMS Founder and Chief Executive Officer Christien Ducker said.
As the COO with Safety Management Systems, Inc., Keith leverages over two decades of expertise and executive leadership experience in the Software-as-a-Service industry to lead his dynamic team of professionals at Safety Management Systems. He is an innovative and visionary leader who never accepts the status quo. His energy is centered around creating environments that have forward momentum, growth, and change. Keith is also an intuitive team builder and leader who can seamlessly build and nurture talent to the highest levels of success.
Most notably, Keith has gained invaluable expertise and experience in global information services and SaaS platforms through building and managing teams in Asia Pacific and Western Europe. Because of his proven track record of success, Keith is highly respected as a genuine and trustworthy professional, as well as for his strengths in operations, executive leadership, product development, finance, and customer success.
Keith is a native and longtime resident of New Jersey. He was raised in an environment that instilled a strong drive for success, respect for others, and impeccable character traits. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Rider University, Keith began to build his professional career. He has served with such distinguished organizations as Bloomberg, Merrill Lynch, Refinitiv, S&P Capital IQ, FactSet Research Systems, Beryl Consulting, BattleFin, Magnivia Ventures, and Cardworks. Within these organizations, he systematically and deliberately learned every aspect of the industry and grew his acumen in operations and business development. He has built organizational structure and led global, cross-functional teams, cutting his teeth in the toughest of start-up environments.
In his roles, he demonstrated a natural ability to envision the future, drive growth toward achievable goals, and create the highest levels of success across all verticals. As a skilled operator and executive leader, Keith is equally comfortable interacting in the boardroom, the C-suite, and on the frontlines of the business to ensure clients receive the highest levels of service quality and the business enjoys growth that matches the organizational vision.
In his free time, Keith has always committed to giving back to the community. Most notably, he has served as a mentor with Norwalk Mentor Program. He also enjoys travel, scuba diving, and spending quality time with his family. Keith is a loving husband and father of one child and his fur baby, Val.
About Safety Management Systems, Inc.
Safety Management Systems, Inc. is a mission-driven company helping businesses transform their safety programs with an easy-to-use software tool. SMS360 is used by companies around the world to increase revenue and efficiency by streamlining safety and compliance efforts. SMS360 grants both small and large companies the ability to predict accidents, manage claims, conduct behavioral observations, automate OSHA reports, conduct on-the-go inspections, and keep track of regulatory documents like permits and SDSs all from computers or mobile devices. The SaaS deployment model enables a high level of customization for clientele, and the cloud-based software allows for faster and cheaper implementation than traditional on-site software systems. Safety Management Systems, Inc. is a certified women-owned business enterprise.