AT A GLANCE
Chief Information Officer
H. D. Smith
Alma Mater: Yale University
David Guzmán is the chief information officer (CIO) for H. D. Smith, the largest national distributor of pharmaceutical products. He is responsible for developing and implementing IT initiatives to enhance the customer experience as well as to advance H. D. Smith’s supply-chain and cost-management systems.
Guzmán, an IT veteran with 30+ years of service at Fortune 500 companies in financial, retail, and health-service industries, joined H. D. Smith in 2011 from Acxiom, one of the country’s largest information-service providers. He has previously served at the CIO level at a number of technology, health care, and retail giants including Acxiom, Owens & Minor, and Office Depot.
With experience managing multi-million-dollar IT system budgets and improving service while reducing related expenses, Guzmán understands the nexus between economics and service. At Owens & Minor, he oversaw the development of revenue-generating platforms and services for hospital customers that helped the company grow to a $9 billion health care distribution business, twice leading Owens & Minor to No. 1 on the InfoWeek 500.