As President of Advising and Admissions Solutions, Stephen M. Smith oversees Hobsons’ global product strategy, marketing, policy, and R&D, supporting more than 12 million students and 10,000 schools, colleges, and universities in 100 countries. Steve joined Hobsons in 2007 through the acquisition of Naviance, where as co-founder and chief executive he led the company in creating the leading college and career readiness platform for schools and districts.
Prior to co-founding Naviance, Steve was vice president of digital product development at Peterson’s (now a division of Thomson Reuters), where he played a key role in transforming a traditional print publishing business into a leading online provider of education information. Prior to joining Peterson’s, Steve was a founding member of the Internet consulting practice at Thomson Technology Services Group.
Steve has also served as a practitioner faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University, where he taught graduate courses in marketing and technology. Steve serves on the board of the National College Access Network. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history, cum laude, and an MBA from Cornell University.