Thinkific gives anyone, anywhere the ability to easily create, market, and sell their own online courses
Thinkific exists at the intersection of business and education. With Thinkific you can create a new business or extend an established one. Our platform gives entrepreneurs and established businesses alike everything they need to build, market and sell courses and other learning products, and to run their business seamlessly, under their own brand, on their own site. Thinkific is headquartered in Vancouver BC, and proudly supports course creators from more than 165 countries.
Active course creators
courses taken in 2020
Q1 2021 Gross Merchandise Value *
Annual Recurring Revenue (134% YoY) **
Women on the team
Meet The Leadership Team
Greg Smith, BComm, LLB, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Greg is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Thinkific. Greg is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Company and our Platform. Greg is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer and a course creator at AlphaScore.com a customer of Thinkific. Prior to Thinkific, Greg practiced securities and corporate law. Greg holds a BComm and LLB from the University of British Columbia.
Miranda Lievers, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder
Miranda is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Thinkific. Miranda’s role is to oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission. In conjunction, she is responsible for hiring and culture of the Company. She’s an experienced technology leader, who brings more than 20 years of industry experience to her role. Earlier in her career, Miranda spent seven years at Telus in progressive leadership roles, helping to scale customer technical support through significant growth with the launch and adoption of high-speed internet service across Canada. She left Telus in order to grow her own small business and support other entrepreneurs. Miranda holds an MBA from Athabasca University.
Matt Payne, BSc, Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder
Matt Payne is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Thinkific. Matt’s role is to develop the company’s strategy around its technological resources, ensure those resources are used efficiently, profitably and securely. Since being promoted to the role of Chief Technology Officer in 2015 and as a co-founder, Matt has led Thinkific’s technical architecture, building and scaling the engineering division from the ground up. Matt has over 17 years of experience in software development in a wide range of sectors (including oil & gas, communications and e-learning), and in a wide range of company sizes (from startups to large enterprises). Matt holds a BSc in Natural Science from Lakehead University with a diploma in Object Oriented Software Technology from the University of Calgary.
Matt Smith, BSc. Chief Strategy Officer, Co-Founder
Matt Smith is the Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of Thinkific. Matt’s role, in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer, is the development, communication and execution of the corporate strategic initiatives. Matt is a co-founder at AlphaScore.com, a customer of Thinkific. Matt has 14 years experience in technology companies that have included product, technology, growth and marketing roles. Matt was Chief Technology Officer of Thinkific from April 2012 until 2014 and served as a member of our board of directors from April 2012, until March 2021. Prior to rejoining Thinkific Matt co-founded Later.com and served as their Chief Operating Officer and board member from 2014-2021 and 2014-present respectively. Matt holds a BSc in Cell Biology & Genetics from the University of British Columbia.
Corinne Hua, BA, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Corinne is the Chief Financial Officer of Thinkific and brings with her over 20 years experience working as a senior financial executive. Corinne’s role is to provide leadership, strategic recommendation, direction and management of the finance, accounting, reporting, controls and legal team. Prior to joining Thinkific, Corinne was the Chief Financial Officer of Traction on Demand, the Vice President Finance for Axia NetMedia Corporation (TSX: AXX), where she oversaw Axia’s North American and international financial operations for eight years, and several other senior financial positions at fast-growing technology companies. Corinne holds a BA in Economics from the University of Calgary and is a Certified Professional Accountant.
Craig Ryomoto, BSc, MBA, Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, Craig’s role is to oversee Thinkific’s main revenue streams, including but not limited to: marketing, growth, sales, and data. Craig has over 10 years of experience in SaaS in leadership roles. Before Thinkific, Craig worked at Bench Accounting as the Chief Revenue Officer and in various roles at Hootsuite including as VP Growth. Craig has experience creating and operationalizing global growth strategies for online/self-service businesses. Craig holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Simon Fraser University.