Our Mission

smith & beta was founded in 2012 with a lofty mission: design the most impactful workplace education and evolution programs ever imagined. We're committed to changing opinion [elevating the usefulness] about training through innovative, hands-on, connected-to-work programming that matters.

Our Team

Allison Kent-Smith

Allison Kent-Smith

Founder

Allison is the founder of smith & beta. She's a spirited entrepreneur who is resistant to status quo, promotes action over chit chat, and is over-the-top passionate about redefining workplace learning and all things org change. She's held a few fancy positions in advertising and marketing prior to launching smith & beta in 2013. If she's not writing, speaking, or digging into a client's business needs, you can find her hiking up one of the many beautiful trails in Boulder, CO.

Jason Bourget

Jason Bourget

Operations

In his role as head of accounting and operations, Jason's mandate is threefold: clarify our financial picture, streamline our accounting processes, and make accounting slightly less boring for the rest of us. He holds a BS in Accounting, is an active CPA in the State of Colorado, and has a decade of experience helping businesses improve their bottom line. He spends his free time wondering when his job will become fully automated, and dreams of writing the software that will ultimately replace him.

Lori Kent

Lori Kent

Experience Director

Lori is the unapologetic education and creativity theorist on the team. Her participation ensures that programming meets the developmental and psychological needs of diverse learners. She focuses on evolution in the workplace toward more positive, future-focused work and designs for engaging experiences that make programming memorable and applicable. She works as a writer, visual artist, and college professor in NYC.

THE TEACHER COLLECTIVE

Our teacher network is a team of practitioners from startups, agencies, and large, esteemed institutions. We have an established group of experts that we collaborate with on learning experiences.

Chris Dalton

Chris Dalton

Empowered Achievers
President
Communication, Mindsets, Career Development
Mark Strong

Mark Strong

Mark Strong Coaching & Training
Communication, Feedback
Dan Fox

Dan Fox

AWS
Principle Solution Architect
AI
Kaleb Ruel

Kaleb Ruel

Brex
Marketing
Content Strategy
Brian Braiker

Brian Braiker

Brooklyn Magazine
Editor in Chief
Content, Writing
Willson Kerr

Willson Kerr

Unbound Commerce
Vice President, Business Development & Sales
Mobile
 Robert Mooney

Robert Mooney

TikTok
Brand Partnerships
Cross Platform Storytelling, Social Platforms
 Virginia Ingram

Virginia Ingram

Virginia Ingram and Associates
Digital strategist
Cross Platform Storytelling, Digital Strategy
Where our teachers hail
John Kovacevich

John Kovacevich

Duncan channon
ECD
Selling, Creative
 Toby Vann

Toby Vann

Mokindo Projects
Digital/Social Strategist
Social Platforms
 Lynn Teo

Lynn Teo

Wolters Kluwer
Vice President, Head of Global Marketing
User Experience, Leadership
 Noe Kidder

Noe Kidder

The Brad Foundation
Art & Film Director
Art Education, Creative Direction, Flamenco
 Tim Allen

Tim Allen

Airbnb
VP, Design
Brand Innovation, Product and Service Design, Web Platforms, Branded Tech, & Experience Strategy
 Matt Howell

Matt Howell

merge
Strategy
Leadership, Digital
 Peter Yesawich

Peter Yesawich

siberia
Creative Director
Creative Direction, Digital Strategy, Film, Branded Content, Integrated Planning & Social Media
 Mike Lee

Mike Lee

Alpha Food Labs
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Strategy
 Frank Haberle

Frank Haberle

Freelance
Writer
Writing
 Dan Blank

Dan Blank

We Grow Media
Founder
Problem Solving, Time Management
 Scott McDowell

Scott McDowell

Tribe Pictures
Director of Marketing
Productivity, Creativity, Leadership, People
 James Thorpe

James Thorpe

Google
Group Creative Planning Lead
Strategy
Michael Salamon

Michael Salamon

lousy
Partner
User Experience
 Paul Caiozzo

Paul Caiozzo

Office of Baby
Founder and CCO
Creative, Selling
 Ryan Harms

Ryan Harms

Google Creative Lab
Team Lead
Prototyping, Execution
 Scott Prindle

Scott Prindle

Giide
Chief Technology Officer
Mobile
 Clay Parker-Jones

Clay Parker-Jones

RGA
Executive Director
Digital Strategy
 Morley McBride

Morley McBride

More Creative by Design
Founder
Design Thinking, Meeting Management
 Nancy Reyes

Nancy Reyes

TBWA/CHIAT/DAY
CEO
Negotiation, Leadership
 Eddie Revis

Eddie Revis

Magnolia Bakery
CMO
Selling, Digital Strategy
 Kip Voytek

Kip Voytek

Rumblefox
CEO
Cross Platform Storytelling, NWOW, Social Platforms, Leadership
 Jaime Robinson

Jaime Robinson

Joan
Co-Founder and CCO
Creative
 Lisa Clunie

Lisa Clunie

Joan
Co-Founder and CEO
Creative, Operations, Business, Leadership
 Matt LeMay

Matt LeMay

Constellate Data
Co-Founder
Data strategy, product management, digital platforms, tech trends, cross-functional collaboration
 Chris Gsell

Chris Gsell

Freelance
Product Development
NWOW, KPI's
Julie Strubel

Julie Strubel

Validately
User Researcher and Strategist

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