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Axon Enterprise CEO Rick Smith October 14, 2019 Rick Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Axon Enterprise, a pioneer in less-lethal weapons and a global market leader in law enforcement technology. Rick founded the company, formerly known as TASER, in 1993 with the mission of “protecting life.” The company has since expanded its focus from the eponymous electroshock weapon to an ecosystem of integrated hardware and software ranging from body-worn cameras used by the majority of major US police departments to a cloud-based evidence management system. Rick is also the author of the new book, The End of Killing: How Our Newest Technologies Can Solve Humanity's Oldest Problem. Rick graduated from Harvard University with a B.S. in neuroscience, and he received an MBA from the University of Chicago.