Christina Smedley | Influence 100

Christina Smedley 

Co-founder, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer



Christina Smedley’s credentials and connections reflect the depth of expertise accrued from a three-decade run that has included leadership roles at some of the world’s defining technology companies. These include global communications roles at Amazon and PayPal, which preceded a five-year stint in senior communications positions at Facebook.

After Facebook, Smedley joined Robinhood, soon finding herself embroiled in a very complex communications assignment thanks to the GameStop buying frenzy. She left Robinhood in September and recently co-founded bitcoin-related venture Lightspark, where she also oversees marketing, communications and community.

Smedley’s presence at the cutting edge of technology trends is probably not an accident; earlier in her career, furthermore, she spent 10+ years in senior consumer roles with Edelman.