Program Director, Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership,
Sandra is responsible for coordinating the work of academic, professional, and administrative personnel to establish the program and to achieve success and growth. She and the Academic Director ensure that the program is top quality and well differentiated so that it delivers a valuable, relevant educational experience. Sandra engages with program advisors and corporate partners; guides program development, marketing and public relations; recruits students; and represents the program with external stakeholders.
Sandra had a key leadership role in developing and launching the program. She helped develop the program concept and recruited faculty who formulated intensive courses for the multidisciplinary, integrated curriculum. Through extensive work with corporate partners, University and program leaders and Brown alumni, Sandra defined the go-to-market strategy and market positioning for the program, and is realizing success by recruiting highly accomplished, professionally diverse students.
Smith is a business leader and strategy consultant with 20 years of experience and a record of bringing new products and services to market for Fortune 500 companies. Most recently she was a principal with Catalyst Strategies, leading consulting teams that developed growth solutions for Silicon Valley-based technology and services companies including EBay, Intuit, and Blue Cross Blue Shield CA. Sandra has also managed strategy engagements for major corporations as Principal for Recon Strategy, a health care strategy consulting firm spinoff from the Boston Consulting Group. Smith started at Bell Canada as an engineer and manager. Moving to the Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco as a project leader, she worked on growth strategies with senior executives at HP, Agilent, Seagate, and other computer software/hardware and telecommunications companies. Then as Director of Advised Services at Charles Schwab, Smith launched and managed solutions for their largest customer segment while overseeing technology platform development, marketing, sales, operations, and other functional areas.