Project Description



Joel Smernoff is the COO of Citia, a content marketing distribution platform to help global brands better distribute their stories to hard to reach users on social and mobile.

Previously, Joel was the CEO of MarketSharing, a B2B small business marketplace. He was also the CEO and co-founder of 960 Media, an online service for military veterans.

Before that, Joel was the President of Paltalk, the largest real-time video based community, as well as a founding member of AOL for Small Business. He has also held positions in strategy and operations for a variety of companies in several industries, from startups to large Fortune 500 subsidiaries.

Joel graduated from the University of Michigan with an MBA in Finance and a BSE in Naval Architecture.

Joel’s passions include his family, kitesurfing, urban/wilderness survival, marksmanship and adventure travel.