Ian Hecox

Ian Hecox is an internet personality, actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director, best known as co-founder and president of Smosh, one of the most storied and leading comedy brands with over 45 million subscribers across its YouTube channels Smosh, Smosh Pit, Smosh Games, and El Smosh. Since creating Smosh in 2005 with childhood friend Anthony Padilla, Hecox has helmed many of the brand's popular endeavors, including two feature-length films and several scripted series.


In addition to being on-screen talent and creator for Smosh, Hecox has continued to breathe new life into the Smosh brand within his role as president. At its core, Smosh is a group of tight-knit comedians from all walks of life and comedic backgrounds who love to make each other — and their incredible fanbase — laugh every single day.

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Smosh Leadership Roundtable: Scaling a Creator-First Company

Location: Ballroom AB

Friday, June 28

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

Featuring: Alessandra Catanese, Kiana Parker, Jon Youshaei and more

Nearly a year to date after taking the company back into their own hands, Ian, Anthony, and Smosh CEO Alessandra Catanese sit down for a candid conversation about operating a creator-first company in today’s ever-changing digital economy. From establishing the right C-suite and building operational processes bespoke for a creator-driven company to ensuring the company’s mission and ethos carries throughout the entire organization, find out how Smosh is creating a new blueprint for achieving scale and longevity.