Smita Saran: The Innovation 50

Head of corporate communications, StubHub

Smita Saran: The Innovation 50

Smita Saran calls herself "a recovering politics buff who passionately believes technology will continuously make the world a better place." Since 2013, she has managed and driven all strategies related to product/technology and corporate issues for StubHub, an online marketplace for ticket buyers and sellers owned by eBay. She came to StubHub from contacts app Brewster, which she joined nine months prior to its public launch to build a brand identity, messaging and marcom strategy.

Her PR career got its start at Edelman, where she worked as an account executive for almost five years. Before getting into tech PR, she was at the Center for Justice and Democracy, primarily in a research and field organizing capacity. She was also part of the research team for Michael Moore's documentary, Sicko, about the US healthcare system.

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