Charles Canning-Smith - CEO and Founder at Chocolate Mobile
The current head of the direct-to-consumer entertainment company Chocolate Mobile, Charles Canning-Smith is a business professional and entrepreneur with nearly 15 years of international marketing and administrative experience. Before founding the company in December of 2007, he was Chief Executive Officer of Consumer First, a consumer-based mobile content company based out of Australia.
Born and raised in England, Mr. Canning-Smith attended The King's School in Macclesfield where he competed as a first-stringer on the school’s rugby team. Graduating in 1994, he left the Cheshire area to pursue his undergraduate degree in International Business Studies at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle. Minoring in German, he ultimately earned his BA with first class honors in 1999.
He would break into the American market in May of 2000 at the research and IT consulting firm Basex. Located in New York City, Basex provides critical advisory services to senior business executives around the world. Over his time with the firm, Mr. Canning-Smith served as Senior Analyst for Basex’s Knowledge Management division and as Co-Analyst for the Online Communities department.
Although he conducts business transactions all over the globe, he presently lives in Sydney with his wife and three children. In his free time, Mr. Canning-Smith maintains an active interest in the sports of rugby and golf.