Stephen M. Smith is a cofounder of Naviance, vice chair of the board of College Possible, and a member of the board of the National College Access Network. He previously served as president and chief product officer at Hobsons, where he led Hobsons’ global product strategy, corporate development, student data privacy, and R&D. He joined Hobsons in 2007 through its acquisition of Naviance, where he served as chief executive officer. Prior to Naviance, he was vice president of digital product development at Peterson’s, then a division of the Thomson Corporation (now Thomson Reuters), where he helped transform a traditional print publishing business into a leading online provider of education information. Prior to joining Peterson’s, he was a founding member of the Internet consulting practice at Thomson Technology Services Group. He has also served as a practitioner faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University and at Montgomery College. He earned a BA degree in history and an MBA, both from Cornell University.