Biography

Galen Smith

Galen Smith

Executive Chairman, Redbox and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment

Galen C. Smith is the Executive Vice Chairman of Redbox and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. In his role, Smith oversees the company’s future growth, including strategic acquisitions. In his prior role, Smith was the Chief Executive Officer of Redbox, which he assumed in 2016.

From 2013 to 2016, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Outerwall, a leading provider of automated retail solutions, including Redbox, Coinstar, and ecoATM. From 2009 to 2013, Smith served in various financial positions at Outerwall, including Senior Vice President of Finance at Redbox and Outerwall’s Corporate Vice President, Finance, and Treasurer. Before joining Outerwall, Smith was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley & Co., working in the consumer and retail investment banking group from 2007 to 2009. He has served as a member of the board of directors for Disruptive Acquisition Corporation I (NASDAQ: DISAU) since March 2021 and on the board of directors at CareerBuilder since 2017.