Smith Forte

Product Executive
Smith Forte


Smith is a former Chief Product Officer with over 20 years of experience in product management, product design, execution, and product operations. His expertise is in early-stage digital product proposition development, and once established, coaching product, design, engineering and executive teams to mature their process from startup to scale-up.

Professional Background

Over the last 5 years, Smith has focused on fintech as CPO of Acorns and Varo Bank in the US and Moneybox in the UK – companies that help democratize access to financial markets and systems, allowing everyone to participate in growing their wealth and gaining financial confidence. Prior to working in the fintech/neo-bank space, Smith ran the digital product consulting arm for Noise, a digital marketing agency in New York. Before Noise, he helped start Current TV, the global media network founded by Al Gore.


Smith holds a BA degree in English from the University of Vermont and is a practicing member of the International Coaching Federation.


Smith is an avid skier, sailor and mountain biker. He is also a father, and with his wife Christina, helps manage the chaos of three teenagers.

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