Thomas S. “Tad” Smith, Jr.

Board Member

Thomas Smith
About Thomas S. “Tad” Smith, Jr.

Thomas S. (Tad) Smith, Jr. is currently the CEO and a director of Home Care Assistance, Inc., where he has served since November 2020. Previously, he was the President and CEO of the global auction house Sotheby’s, serving from March 2015 through October 2019, and then stepping down after successfully selling the company. From February 2014 to March 2015, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Madison Square Garden Company, a diversified media, entertainment and sports company. From 2009 to February 2014, Mr. Smith was President, Local Media, of Cablevision, as well as responsible for Cablevision Media Sales. From 2000 to 2009, he worked for Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a worldwide media company, where he last served as chief executive officer of the company’s U.S. business-to-business division, Reed Business Information. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern School of Business. Mr. Smith currently serves as a board member of Lindblad Expeditions, the publicly listed adventure travel company based in New York, as well as Ocean Outdoor UK Ltd., the publicly listed outdoor advertising company based in London. Mr. Smith also serves as a board advisor of Los Angeles-based technology company Verishop and as a board member of New York-based technology company Simulmedia. Mr. Smith is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Zero Gravity Corporation, which provides science and tourism flights in zero gravity environments, and has numerous other private and venture investments. Mr. Smith serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board of Harvard Business School, the Advisory Board of the Hospital for Special Surgery, the President’s Council for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the board of directors of the Prostate Cancer Foundation as well as the board of governors of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. Mr. Smith received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School where he was a George F. Baker Scholar and a Horace W. Goldsmith Fellow. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he received the R.W. Van de Velde Award.

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CEO and Director of Home Care Assistance, Inc.