Joshua I. Smith is Chairman and Managing Partner of the Coaching Group, LLC (management consulting). As part of the Coaching Group, Mr. Smith served as former Vice Chairman and Chief Development Officer of iGate, Inc. (broadband networking company). Other directorships: CardioComm Solutions Inc.; Caterpillar Inc.; Federal Express Corporation; and The Allstate Corporation. Mr. Smith has been a director of Caterpillar since 1993.

In 1989, he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to be a member of the Commission on Minority Business Development.