Monster Announces Passing of Longtime Exec Vern Smith
Last week, the Monster community—and the consumer tech community as a whole, for that matter—lost a key figure. Vern Smith, who most recently was the Director of Business Development for Monster, passed away.
Smith, who’s career at Monster spanned 20-plus years, was also the founder of several companies including Marsh Sound Design and Dynamic Distribution & Consulting. Smith was a 1985 graduate of Wright State University, and shortly after completing his degree in marketing, he started at Monster as the director of materials.
Over the weekend, Head Monster Noel Lee distributed a note to members of the company regarding Smith’s passing. Here’s an excerpt of what Lee said: