Tad Smith was appointed president and CEO of Sotheby’s in March 2015. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, he served as president and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company. Previously, Smith was president of local media at Cablevision Systems Corporation and prior to that, CEO of Reed Business Information (RBI), the US business-to-business division of Reed Elsevier Group PLC.
Smith received an M.A. of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he has taught in the Entertainment, Media, and Technology program.