“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
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, $95 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 promoting the expansion of the company through principled, legacy-centered acquisitions.