Vanderbilt '91

Clint Smith

CEO, Emma

Clint Smith is the co-founder and CEO of Emma®, the digital marketing service that helps nearly 50,000 organizations around the world manage their email and social marketing in style — with best-in-class products, hands-on services and advice from Emma’s team of experts.

Launched in 2003, Emma currently has a staff of around 100 exceptionally talented employees located in its Nashville, Portland and New York offices. The company made the Inc. 5,000 list three consecutive years and was recently enshrined in the “Future 50” Hall of Fame after making the list of Nashville’s fastest growing private companies five consecutive years. Emma has also been named an Inc. Magazine “Winning Workplace” and a Nashville Business Journal “Best Place to Work.”

Prior to founding Emma, Clint worked as an editor with and in product development with He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University – a history major, if you must know – and lives in Nashville with his wife and three children. Clint is suspiciously good at air hockey.