Charles Smith serves on the Board of Directors for Calkins Media Incorporated and is a third-generation member of the Calkins family. Smith is the co-founder of Ex.fm, a music discovery platform founded in 2010 in New York City. Since 1995, Smith has been active in New York City's digital business start-up environment, serving as a consultant and angel investor. Prior to his latest venture, Smith served as a strategic consultant for Etsy; was on the founding team at Tacoda; and was founder and Executive Vice President of Real Media. Smith also worked for Gannett Newspapers in circulation marketing.