Kristin Toth Smith
Kristin Toth Smith was appointed as a director in June 2021and brings extensive experience in leading emerging e-commerce and last-mile delivery solutions. She currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer and Board Member at Fernish, a furniture and home decor subscription service. Smith’s startup career began at Zulily as Vice President, Operations, subsequently holding CEO and COO positions at Code Fellows and Dolly, an on-demand last-mile delivery and moving service. Prior to her extensive startup experience, Smith led several teams at Amazon in operations and retail, including inbound transportation, same-day delivery, Movies & Television and the demand side of the business of Amazon’s digital music team, including Marketing, Product Management, Site Merchandising, Pricing, Business Development, and Design teams responsible for the launch of Amazon’s digital music cloud-based offering. Before joining Amazon, Smith held various leadership positions at Dell Computer Corp., where she led various teams to build technology infrastructure and software for the radical re-design of desktop manufacturing and supply chain.
Smith is an active volunteer and dedicates time helping others be successful through education, coaching, advisory positions, and mentoring. She serves on a number of non-profit boards as well as several advisory boards for startups (mostly women-founded and -led companies). Smith is the Board Chair for University of Michigan’s Center for Entrepreneurship, was a contributing author for Women in Tech (Sasquatch Books), and enjoys public speaking, coaching, and teaching.
Smith holds a BSE and MSE in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan, a SM in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management through the Leaders for Global Operations fellowship program.