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Brad Smith

Co-Founder and CEO, Sonar, Founder, Wizards of Ops

After 10+ years in operations, Brad kept observing the same trend: although ops teams were equipped with data that could align teams and accelerate revenue, they weren’t getting a seat at the table. Instead, companies relied on ops solely as problem-solvers responsible for receiving and completing requests from other departments. This led Brad to wonder, why should ops teams focus all of their time on tactical, reactive work? Why not rely on them to proactively and strategically drive the business forward? Sonar was born in 2018 to solve these exact problems. Providing operations teams with the right visibility into their tech stacks and data allows them to focus their efforts more strategically, which allows the business to run smoother and ops to be considered a trusted advisor at the leadership table.