Speaker Biography

Francisco Smith 

CompanyHBO Latin America
TitlePresident of Distribution and Media
BioFrancisco Smith is the President of Distribution and Media Development at HBO Latin America Group, where he began his career in 1991. In this position, he oversees distribution for all networks in the region, including Affiliate Sales and Marketing for both premium and basic channels, New Media, Digital Distribution and Research, SVOD, Programming Sales and Home Entertainment. He was part of the founding team that launched HBO in the region in the early 1990’s. Throughout his career at the company, he has served as Coordinator/Sales Manager for the South Beam, Director of Sales and Regional VP of the Mexico office, and VP of Sales for Latin America in the Venezuela office. He transferred to Miami in 2000 to supervise sales and marketing, before becoming Corporate VP of Affiliate Sales and in 2007 being promoted to his current role. Smith holds a B.S. in Management with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.