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Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Executive VP, Learners Edge & Teaching Channel

Michael oversees continuing education and professional development for the organization, including defining strategic initiatives. His primary focus areas include product innovation, customer/user experience, and strategic partnerships. Michael enjoys collaborating with K-12 schools and higher education institutions to identify value-creating solutions and support teachers throughout their lifelong learning journey.

Before joining Learners Edge, Michael led the Higher Education division at WorldStrides, creating experiential learning programs for 500+ universities visiting more than 100 countries each academic year. Michael’s prior professional experience includes several years at Wachovia Bank and Deloitte, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and assurance advisory services.  He holds a B.S. in Accounting and Marketing from The Ohio State University and completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.