Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan is currently an executive editor at Key Media, where he started as a journalist in 2013. He has since he worked his way up to managing editor and is now an executive editor. He edits content for several B2B publications across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. He also writes feature content for trade publications for the insurance and mortgage industries.

Ryan Smith is an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience in the industry. Beginning his career in the army as a writer for Fort Bragg's award-winning military newspaper, Ryan has held nearly every editorial position in the field, from staff writer to managing editor. He is a winner of two Keith L. Ware awards for military journalism and two Florida Press Association awards for commentary. He is also the host of a weekly pop-culture podcast and the author of a mystery novel and several comedy radio plays.

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The Smith Column - Uneasy lies the head that wears the techno-crown

Maybe Elon Musk has the right idea about crazy corporate titles

The Smith Column - Uneasy lies the head that wears the techno-crown

The Smith Column: Seamlessly envisioneering best-of-breed infomediaries

If you can understand that headline, you've spent too long at the office

The Smith Column: Seamlessly envisioneering best-of-breed infomediaries

The growing importance of private lending

CMI's Daniel Joseph on why every broker needs a private lender partner

The growing importance of private lending

Equifax cyber breach exposes data of up to 143 million people

Criminal hackers accessed Social Security numbers, birth dates – even credit-card numbers

Equifax cyber breach exposes data of up to 143 million people

Fed announces interest rate decision

The Federal Reserve has announced its decision on whether to hike rates again

Fed announces interest rate decision

Moody’s agency slapped with $864 million penalty over shoddy mortgage bond ratings

Moody’s will pay hundreds of millions to settle allegations that it habitually inflated ratings of shoddy mortgage-backed securities during the run-up to the financial crisis

Moody’s agency slapped with $864 million penalty over shoddy mortgage bond ratings

Fed hands down rate hike decision

Moments ago, the Fed released its decision on whether to hike interest rates this month

Fed hands down rate hike decision

Could Captain Kirk afford a house in Toronto?

Star Trek turns 50 today, and we wondered – with Toronto’s home prices soaring – what an average house would cost by the time Jim Kirk was in the market. The answer isn’t pretty

Could Captain Kirk afford a house in Toronto?

*overwrite*Mortgage apps creep up despite rate nudge

Mortgage applications were up slightly in the MBA’s latest weekly survey

*overwrite*Mortgage apps creep up despite rate nudge

Does calling at certain times of day really improve customer contact?

When calling prospects, many originators stick to a traditional “time of day” approach – calling at certain “optimal times” when they think borrowers are more likely to answer. But is that really the best strategy?

Does calling at certain times of day really improve customer contact?