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SVP, business development and corporate development, Vox Media
Shyra Smart is Vox Media’s SVP for Business Development and Corporate Development, overseeing business development across all networks and/or business units. In her role, she focuses on business partnerships that help Vox Media’s editorial teams achieve increased audience, revenue, or brand exposure, licensing the company’s brands for products, content syndication, and evaluating possible mergers or acquisitions. Shyra joined Vox Media by way of the company’s merger with New York Media in 2019. At New York Media, she was head of business development, overseeing the establishment and management of ancillary businesses and strategic partnerships with a focus on multi-platform distribution, content syndication and brand licensing. Prior to joining New York Media, she worked for media brands The Daily Beast, Viacom, HBO, and Fox Searchlight Pictures in business development and strategy roles. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business.