Darren Metz is the Executive Chairman of Novatech, Inc., an award-winning, Managed IT and Print Services provider. Armed with a savvy business acumen, Metz has catapulted Novatech into a 14-branch, $83 million industry leader since founding the company (then NovaCopy) in 1998. With Novatech being recognized 12 times by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States.
The story of Metz's lifelong entrepreneurial spirit includes the creation of a variety of multi-million dollar companies in the areas of computer networking, web hosting, office equipment, and real estate development/management prior to the founding of Novatech. He has thrived on his experience in technology, business-to-business sales and marketing, sales training, operations, mergers and acquisitions, contracting, and negotiations. Darren holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Memphis, is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, and graduated from Memphis Briarcrest High School.
As a patron of music, theatre, and fine arts, Mr. Metz has applied a personal touch to the work environments he creates for his teams. A visit to Novatech's Nashville-based headquarters will reveal curated additions of sculpture and art to an inspired setting already adorned with Novatech's graciously-appreciated awards and recognitions.
Positive corporate citizenship is a cornerstone value for Darren, and he has taken vast pride in building a state-of-the-art corporate home in his own community. With an eye on an ever-expanding future of growing opportunities in the industry, Metz plans to continue expanding the company - not just through internal growth, but by helping similar organizations join the Novatech family through principled, legacy-centered acquisitions. Novatech will continue to expand across the nation with the help of Darren Metz's expert team, delivering caring, efficient service and support to their customers and to each other - every day.
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."
- Lao-Tzu, Tao Te Ching