Charles Smith

Charles is currently the COO of ExtensionFM, founded in March 2010. ExtensionFM’s first product is a Chrome browser extension that turns the entire web into a music library. Prior to co-founding ExtensionFM, he spent 5 years working as a consultant helping early stage companies become successful long-term businesses. Past clients include Etsy, chintano, streampad and del.icio.us. He provided strategic guidance and filled whatever roles need to be filled operationally so that the entrepreneur can focus on the core needs of the business.

Prior to starting his consulting practice, he was on the founding team at Tacoda, the behavioral targeting company. His roles there included VP, Operations and VP, Sales.

Before joining Tacoda, Charles was Executive Vice President at Real Media, where he oversaw all global business planning, business development, and merger and acquisition activities. One of the original founders, he also served the company as Chief Marketing Officer, VP/Advertising, and VP/Network Development from 1996 to 2001.

Before Real Media, Charles worked for Gannett Newspapers in circulation marketing and began his professional career as a financial planner for R.H. Macy’s. He serves on the board of directors of Calkins Media Inc.