Dennis R. Smith is the Founder and President of Computer Business Solutions, Inc.
Dennis’ desire to make a difference at the companies he served has always been a priority. After two internships in Information Technology with Mobil Oil in Dallas, he was recruited by Exxon and began his post-graduate career within the controller’s IT department in Los Angeles. There Dennis designed and developed Exxon’s mainframe database for tracking and analyzing all development and expenses for Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. When an opportunity opened within his primary field of study, he accepted a position in Finance, while continuing to help IT during the transition. As a Senior Financial Analyst, he automated many functions within the controller’s department, saving hundreds of man hours per month. After earning his MBA, Dennis was recruited away from Exxon by a well-respected Partner at Peat Marwick (KPMG) as one of 5 consultants to establish KPMG’s new Mergers and Acquisition group.
Although Dennis respected and enjoyed working for these companies, he was still driven to apply what he had learned at school and in practice to achieve meaningful improvements at companies he served, and so he founded Integrated Business Services in 1988 (IBS). The company’s mission: “To help improve clients’ growth and profitability with effective implementation, training, and support of industry leading business management software”.
Based on his success with his first venture, Dennis moved back to Texas in 1991 and founded Computer Business Solutions, Inc. (CBSi). He and his team implemented Sage Accpac and Great Plains accounting software. Finding limitations with these packages, Dennis searched for a more flexible, customizable solution, and the company become the first Navision Solution Center in North Texas in 1996. After finding no limits in the business problems that can be solved with Navision’s programming source code, Dennis focused CBSi on what is now Microsoft Dynamics NAV. His team has a unique expertise improving processes and implementing Dynamics NAV out-of-the-box, as well as designing custom Dynamics NAV solutions to adeptly solve many unique, but real-world business issues. CBSi has yet to encounter a client request that the company’s experienced consulting and development team could not solve. As a result of this dedication and determination to make a meaningful impact on client’s businesses, CBSi has become a leading Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner and innovator in the region.
Dennis always knew he wanted to make a significant impact on business, but his vision also includes the belief that this should be accomplished in an environment where everyone (clients, employees and vendors alike) is treated according to the Golden Rule, and where employees are given opportunities to succeed and be compensated based on their positive impact to the company and the clients they serve. Following this philosophy, his clients’ many successes over the past quarter century are proof that this equation does work with the right guidance and leadership.
A native of Dallas, Dennis graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a BBA in Finance and minor in Economics. He earned his MBA from Pepperdine University. Dennis is an Eagle Scout and an active supporter in his community and faith. He resides in Plano, Texas with his wife and three children.