Gail Taylor-Smith



Gail Taylor-Smith is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 35 years of success across the aviation and aerospace, defense, government, and automotive industries. Leveraging extensive experience in business development and growth strategies, she is a valuable advisor for an organization developing new products to drive growth. Her broad areas of expertise include technology development, systems engineering, strategy, communications, and leadership.

Throughout her executive career, Gail has held leadership positions with TaylorSmith LLC, HRL Laboratories, LLC., and Boeing.

2018 - Present

CEO - TaylorSmith LLC

TaylorSmith LLC

2016 - 2018

Research Program Manager - HRL Laboratories, LLC

HRL Laboratories, LLC

  • Built out HRL Laboratories’ research and development portfolio for Boeing
  • Led the company’s technology transition into aerospace and defense platforms
  • Selected, established and executed a wide range of new technology development programs

2010 - 2016

Strategic/HRL Technology Director - Boeing


  • Led the growth in contract research and development from zero to $60M
  • Developed an integrated RF sensor and electronic payloads vertical strategy, and long-term business plans
  • Leveraged the small business innovative research program to reduce internal R&D investments
  • Developed and implemented an enterprise technology strategy across the Boeing company, which included oversight of the integrated technology portfolio
  • Transitioned capabilities from R&D into commercial production/manufacturing
  • Led the development of an integrated investment strategy across Boeing for HRL, including investment portfolio to maximize synergy and managing execution

2006 - 2010

Space & Intelligence Systems Strategic Technology Director - Boeing


  • Responsible for $115M research and development portfolio including intellectual property strategy, technology roadmaps, investment allocation and execution.
  • Responsible for large ground system requirements development through system sell off to government customer

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Product Development

Government Contracting


Intellectual Property

Company or executive-specific business strategy

Business advice related to my role at my company

Feedback on my company’s product/service

Input and advice on a key project