The Team

Brett Smith Regional Manager - Porto


Brett, originally from Toronto, Canada, has travelled extensively and worked across Europe, the Middle East and North America. He began his career in the sales industry with Tyco Healthcare, the world’s largest medical supplies company, where he progressed to the role of Director of Sales for the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Mediterranean by his late-20s. Brett then worked extensively in real estate in southern Europe, before returning to Canada in 2008, where he held various sales executive positions. Wanting to be closer to his daughter, and feeling the pull of Europe, Brett has returned to Portugal to put down roots in a country he loves.

What do you like most about Portugal?

The lifestyle. It doesn’t feel like you are in a rat race, as it does in North America. People here have got it right. You can have a career and a life, and are fully able to enjoy both. Also, being a major ancient history and archelogy nerd, I love exploring Portugal and learning more about the diverse history of the country. It’s fascinating!

Why do you like working for

The people! Having known the core management and sales team for over a decade, I know that I am surrounded by a group of hard-working, client-focused individuals. There is a huge emphasis on teamwork, and regardless of what role you perform, you are valued for the contribution you make. We are a truly cohesive group. Also, I love having the opportunity to work with people from all over the world and be a part of their Portugal experience.

What do you like doing when you're not working?

I’ve recently discovered photography, so love getting out to new places to shoot. I’m also really into sports, especially American football, and have previously played and coached the sport. I would love to coach another team here in Portugal! Like many of my colleagues, I enjoy travelling and discovering new places. 

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