Darrell D. Smith
Director of Facilities Operations
Darrell D. Smith has more than 20 years of experience in facility management, with a wide range of industry experience in technology, retail, data centers and manufacturing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial technology from California Polytechnic State University, where he graduated cum laude and was featured on the President’s Honor List. Smith is currently the Director of Central Services for Google's Bay Area Portfolio in California. In this role he oversees a team that is responsible for the facility management, critical environments, planning and other facilities services at one of the most innovative companies in the world. Having spent his career at the intersection of real estate, big data and technology, Smith believes in using technology as an enabler for progress and optimization.
Previously at Microsoft, Smith was known for leading one of the most innovative smart building deployments that delivered significant energy savings, improved labor efficiencies and extended the life of building assets. He had the opportunity to travel the world in support of other companies that wanted to make a similar investment. He also was accountable for the energy strategy, reporting and programs for more than 600 sites around the world, totaling nearly 32 million square feet.
Smith has spoken at and keynoted several industry events anchored on technology and innovation, including Realcomm, the Maintenance and Reliability Conference, the Mainstream Conference in Australia, TechReady in New Zealand, the International Green Building Conference in Singapore, CoreNet Global and IFMA’s Facility Fusion Conference and Expo.
He is on the Board of Directors for IFMA and has previously served on the board of directors for the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association for Facilities Engineering, has been a longtime advisor for RealComm. Smith has received several industry awards for his work in energy efficiency from groups such as CoreNet Global and Realcomm, and was selected as a Computerworld Honors Laureate.