Stephen Marsh

CEO and Founder


Stephen Marsh is the CEO and founder of Smarsh, which delivers cloud-based solutions for today’s digital communication mediums including email, instant messaging, public and enterprise social media, mobile messaging, and the Web. Founded in 2001, Smarsh is the trusted archiving and compliance provider for a growing base of over 20,000 companies that rely on its solutions to help meet regulatory compliance, e-discovery and record retention requirements. Company Background Marsh brought the fledgling tech startup Smarsh to Portland, Oregon in 2004 with two employees. Ten years later, the cloud-based archiving provider has passed the 200-employee mark, with over 120 located at the company’s downtown headquarters. Smarsh has compiled a consistent track record of revenue growth, surpassing $30 million in annual revenue in 2013. With five offices nationwide and another in London, Smarsh continues to invest in company growth and product innovation. Now a veteran member of Portland’s next generation of technology leadership, Marsh has helped position Smarsh as one of the fastest growing companies in Oregon and the U.S and is steering the company into its next phase of growth. While Smarsh has historically served small firms in the financial services industry with email and electronic communications archiving solutions, it has continued to expand into other industries (including healthcare, government and education) and develop innovative solutions as the cloud delivery model has matured and gathered mass acceptance. Smarsh growth and leadership has been recognized on a local and national level: – Awarded the “Best Social Media Compliance Solution” by the FTF News Technology Innovation Awards 2014. – Named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for the fifth consecutive year in 2013. – Named to the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the sixth straight year in 2013. – Named to the Portland Business Journal’s Private 100 for the sixth consecutive year in 2013. Smarsh ranked No. 1 in these growth rankings in 2009. – Named to The Oregon Business Oregon Private 150 in 2013. “Smarsh named a ‘Top Player’ in Cloud Information Archiving by independent analyst The Radicati Group (2013) and a “Challenger” in Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving. – Smarsh email archiving highlighted as a “2013 Trend-Setting Product” by KM World. Stepen Marsh has also been recognized by the following: Named “FinTech Person of the Year” for 2014 by the FTF News Technology Innovation Awards 2014. – Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award Finalist in 2009. – Named winner of the Oregon Entrepreneurs NetworkTom Holce Awards for Entrepreneurship (Growth Stage) in 2010. Areas of Expertise Marsh is frequently featured in financial and technology publications and speaks regularly at technology and financial industry conferences. He also serves as a mentor to technology entrepreneurs, and is a member of the board of directors for the National Association of Independent Brokers/Dealers (NAIBD), and the Technology Association of Oregon. He is also a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Stephen’s speaking topics and areas of expertise include: Cloud computing, cloud security, electronic communications archiving and supervision, financial services, compliance, regulatory rules, file archiving, big data, enterprise search, legal discovery, social media archiving and supervision, emerging content types archiving and supervision, information governance, market surveillance, business development, and business intelligence. He is also uniquely positioned to speak about big-data technology that provides customers with business insight from their volumes of archived data. Prior Speaking Engagements Marsh has presented at the following conferences/events: NAIBD Conferences – NRS – NAIBD – SMARTS Surveillance Conference/NASDAQ OMX London – NASDAQ OMX/Smarsh Webin 

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