Board Bio - Stephen Smith

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Stephen Smith, Board Member

CEO, Intellispark

Stephen M. Smith is CEO of Intellispark, vice chair of the national board at College Possible and a member of the board of the National College Access Network. Steve is co-author of "Who Do You Think You Are: Three Critical Conversations for Coaching Teens to College & Career Success," published by John Wiley & Sons.

Steve was previously president and chief product officer at Hobsons where he led global product strategy, corporate development, student data privacy, and R&D. Steve joined Hobsons through the acquisition of Naviance, a leading college and career readiness technology platform used in 12,000 schools in more than 100 countries, where he was co-founder and chief executive.

Earlier in his career, Steve served as vice president of digital product development at Peterson’s, as a founding member of the Internet consulting practice at Thomson Technology Services Group, and as a practitioner faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University and Montgomery College.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, cum laude, and an MBA from Cornell University.