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Tad Smith

Tad Smith

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Thomas Sidney “Tad” Smith, Jr. is the former President and CEO of Sotheby’s. Smith is also an adjunct professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Smith graduated with an BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1987. He later received an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a George F. Baker scholar and a Horace W. Goldsmith fellow.

Smith was CEO of the US branch of Reed Business Information. For five years until 2014, Smith worked for Cablevision in a variety of executive positions.

From February 2014 to March 2015, Smith was President and CEO of New York’s Madison Square Garden. Tad served as President and CEO of Sotheby’s from 2015 to 2019.

Smith is married to Caroline Mitchell Fitzgibbons, a realtor. They have two children.

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