My current corporate biography says:
"Eric Lee Smith, Vice President of Product Direction, Investor Force Inc.
Eric Lee Smith, a pioneer in the development of new technology products and services for the financial services industry, joined InvestorForce in July 2005 as Vice President of Product Direction.
In his career, Smith has worked with a diverse group of clients that include: American Express, Credit Suisse First Boston, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investments, Franklin Templeton, JP Morgan/Chase, Legg Mason, Morgan Stanley, PaineWebber, Quick & Reilly, Smith Barney Citigroup, and Vanguard. Prior to joining InvestorForce, Smith was President of Eric Lee Smith INNOVATIONS, LLC, a consulting firm he founded in 2003 that focused on designing financial services products, marketing plans, and online technologies. Previously, Smith was the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Giving Capital, Inc. From 1996 to 1998, Smith was Vice President for Research and Development at Reality Online, Inc. (a division of Reuters PLC). He was Vice President of the Strategic Products Group at Reality Online from 1992-1994, and that company's Creative Director from 1988-1992. Smith's experience also includes his entrepreneurial ventures, which, in addition to Giving Capital, Inc., include a number of consulting firms.
Early in his career, Smith was a professional game designer for Simulations Publications and the Avalon-Hill game company. His first game, "The Alamo," was nominated for best war game of the year, and he later won that award twice, for "The Civil War" and "Ambush." A graduate of Pratt Institute, Smith earned the New Product Development Professional designation from the Product Development Management Association."
That's generally accurate. If you are wondering about the game thing; games were my first career and I still play and design them, just for fun.
As for being a "new product development specialist," I'm one of only 400 or so certified "New Product Development Professionals" in the United States.