Travis Smith has been the Chief Operating Officer of Roger C. Perry & Co. since 2019. Mr. Smith graduated from Cedarville University in 2009 with a degree in Business Marketing. After an All-American career on the Yellow Jacket track and field team which saw him win a National Championship, Mr. Smith founded V.I.P. Waste Services in Columbus, Ohio. V.I.P. was the leading provider of doorstep trash and recycling pickup for apartment communities in the Midwest and served over 30,000 apartment units weekly. In 2018, Mr. Smith made a successful exit from the business as V.I.P. was acquired by Valet Living, the largest provider of apartment amenity services in the U.S.
Mr. Smith holds a real estate sales license in the state of Ohio and is an active member in the real estate and multifamily industry. He has served as Chairman of the Associate Council of the Columbus Apartment Association as well as being a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the Columbus Apartment Association. In addition, Mr. Smith serves on the Budget and Finance Committee of Prevent Blindness Ohio.
Mr. Smith is very active and regularly enjoys martial arts, basketball, and tennis. He also actively serves in his church and is an accomplished speaker and supporter of young entrepreneurs and underprivileged youth. Although he enjoys many hobbies, Mr. Smith finds the most joy in spending time with his wife and 4 children.