About Zenith AssociatesSince 1998, Zenith Associates, has had a mission and passion for empowerment, to assist clients de-mystify technology for their own practical use. We help you identify the “nuances “of doing business in the new information age. We can help you integrate these new applications into your daily business routine and empower you to trouble shoot and solve your own technology challenges. Zenith Associates can provide you assistance in developing a marketing strategy, planning an affordable approach and helping you develop the appropriate collateral materials to achieve your goals. We will work with you each step of the way.
Deborah Forsten Smith, Founding PartnerShe has been involved in computer technology for over twenty years, through marketing, communications and logistical planning. She has worked extensively in both the PC and Macintosh environments since the late 1980’s. In 1998, she established Zenith Associates, a marketing and technology consulting company to focus on assisting clients with “de-mystifying” technology for practical application and developing the promotional and educational tools needed to meet their goals and expectations. She specializes in small business, non-profit organizations and associations. She has published over 40 articles in books, magazines and newspapers and presented locally and nationally on a variety of topics related to computer technologies. From 1998-2000, she was a software trainer for Gateway Computer Country Store in West Palm Beach and has been an adjunct faculty member at Palm Beach State College in the Corporate and Continuing Education department from 2001 to 2013. On a professional note, she has served on the National Association for Women in Communications Board of Directors and is a board adviser for the Matrix Foundation. In 2015, she developed the website for the EMP Taskforce on National and Homeland Security and serves as the Web and Digital Communications coordinator. Since 2018, she has served as the Director of Digital Technologies, for Next Wave Group, LLC, a full service association and organization management firm.
Terry L. Smith, Business Development DirectorTerry is an accomplished business executive with demonstrated ability to deliver mission critical results; he is recognized as a Visionary Operations Manager tied to a wide skill set for maximum efficiency and results with solid Executive to Board level experience managing all levels of multiple projects including project design, development, implementation, budgeting and administration; Skilled in talent recruiting, asset protection, financial management and customer relations; Aggressive Business Developer who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. He also:
- Brings over 45 year of successful entrepreneurial experience in several business specialties. Real Estate Development; including Commercial, Apartment and Condominium Projects, Property Management and Homeowners Association Creation and Management. Manufactured and Mobile Home Sales, Park Design and Development in addition to Domestic and International Business Consulting and Planning, Financial and Estate Planning, Specialized Joint Venture Projects, Venture Capital Banking and Funding Business including Direct in house Mortgage Banking and Venture Capital Banking with emphasis on new business development.
- Created Product Development and Expansion Programs including Marketing through Exclusive Distributorships and Dealership Programs
- Is accomplished in building and retaining high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals within projects with emphasis driven to manage costs and establish strategic mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with partners, users, vendors and service providers.