Stephen K. Smith

Stephen K. Smith

Stephen K. Smith

Senior Vice-President, Profitable Growth

Stephen K. Smith is a digital strategy specialist with an extensive information technology background. He is a former award-winning financial analyst and venture capital investor. Mr. Smith recently served on the executive management team and as advisor to the CEO of the Hibu Group on digital strategy and IT transformation during its recent financial turnaround. He currently serves on the boards of Scanbuy Inc., Sea Bags Holdings Inc. and the Maine Technology Institute. He has nearly 20 years’ experience serving as a non-executive director and advisor to companies in the digital marketing, enterprise systems, cyber security, multichannel retail and online payments sectors. His past boards include Bitpipe (acquired by Tech Target), Dream Local Digital, Ecount (acquired by Citigroup), Packet Design (acquired by Lone Rock), Tizor Systems (acquired by Netezza) and the Maine Venture Fund. Since 1999, Mr. Smith has been a General Partner of Masthead Venture Partners, a venture capital firm focused on early stage investments in information technology. Prior to that, Mr. Smith was Managing Director and Head of the Technology Research Group at Paine Webber, Inc. He was voted ten times to the Institutional Investor All-Star Research team for his analysis of leading technology companies. Mr. Smith has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a First Class Honors Degree in Computer Science from Brighton Polytechnic.