Stephen M. Smith

Stephen M. Smith

Stephen M. Smith is President of Advising and Admissions Solutions at Hobsons

Brief Biography

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.

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