Colby Smith

Colby Smith

As General Manager, Colby oversees the Influenster community and content acquisition services for Bazaarvoice.

With over 15 years of experience operating media divisions and digital properties, Colby has a track record of launching profitable enterprises, building brands, and growing audiences. He spent the past nine years at Disney, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager. In this position, Colby led the digital and streaming charge for the brands of Walt Disney Television, which include the ABC network, Good Morning America, FiveThirtyEight, Marvel, and Disney Channel. Prior to that, he served as Senior Executive Producer with CBS Television, overseeing five hours of live daily television coverage for a local affiliate. Colby’s career began in Silicon Valley as “Employee #12” at (then startup) IntApp, which provides cloud-based solutions for professional and financial services.

Colby earned his MBA from UCLA Anderson and his undergraduate degree in Economics from Stanford University.

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