Charles D. Smith
NBA Legend | US Olympian | Head of Sports & Entertainment
Mediacom | Fierce Facilitator
Charles D. Smith Jr. is Head of Sports & Entertainment for MediaCom. He is responsible for strategizing and directing a team that builds value for talent through social media services and brand partnerships. Since his acclaimed playing days with the NBA, Smith has assisted retired players in transitioning to the business world.
A successful entrepreneur, Charles is highly esteemed for his business insight and recognized for his varied experiences.
A groundbreaking innovator of customizable applications and pioneer in the late 90s technology industry, Smith was the founder and CEO of New Media Technology Corp. There he developed the patent System and Method for Computer-Assisted Manual and Automatic Logging of Time-Based Media. Major League Baseball (MLB) was an anchor client and today Hewlett Packard, North Plains, and Stats Inc. are licensees.
Smith's background uniquely prepared him to gain years of corporate experience by running a division at a major corporation. As the Head of New Business Opportunities for Midas Exchange, Charles focused on corporate trade through the restoration of value to companies’ underperforming assets and excess inventory in exchange for their media spend.
A former U.S. Olympian, Smith’s additional honors include “30 Under Thirty” by Urban Profile Magazine and "Top 40 under 40'' Entrepreneurs in the state of New Jersey by NJ Biz Magazine. Smith is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, a participant in an Executive Entrepreneurs program at Stanford University, and has taught entrepreneurial classes at the Learning Annex in New York City.