We believe the strongest teams are those made up of diverse backgrounds and experience, and that’s reflected in our leadership.
Meet the leaders who help us stay true to our course.
Bruce SmithCEO + Founder
Life-long entrepreneur and rower, Head of the Charles winner, coached the US Lightweight Eight to a Bronze medal at the 2015 World Rowing Championships and former Executive Director of Community Rowing – Boston.
Former CMO of L’Oréal USA, previously led DTC e-Commerce for the Luxe division, featuring brands like Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Giorgio Armani Beauty & Fragrance and Urban Decay. Extensive experience in leveraging digital innovation, strategic partnerships and new marketing models to drive brand growth.
Tech pioneer in SaaS, Healthcare and Database platforms. Comes to Hydrow with 10 startups under his belt in the CTO/VPO role.
Nancy Dussault Smithcmo
Experienced marketing leader creating demand in new categories. Launched Roomba, growing sales from $0 to almost $500 million per year. Sold over 13 million home robots as the former VP of Marketing and Communications at iRobot.
Strategic product leader. Successful history of launching products at Boston-area technology companies of all sizes, including True Fit, MathWorks and Texas Instruments.
Veteran of 8 startups including HubSpot and Quantopian. Leader on product management, customer experience, and support.
Former Director of Coaching Education and Head Coach at Community Rowing – Boston. Experienced coach at all levels from beginner to nationally competitive athletes.
Finance executive with deep experience supporting fast growing DTC tech organizations with subscription service. Most recently was CFO of SimpliSafe which was sold to Hellman & Friedman LLC in 2018 for approximately $1bn.
Career of partnering and manufacturing in Asia. Led development and production for WaterPik, Hasbro, & iRobot.
Developed a love for solving strategy, organization and performance problems at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Career with broad and deep experience of the issues facing micro through mega companies working as an Executive and Consultant.