About Us

To Inform, Engage and Empower the World. We are truth-seekers and storytellers. We are journalists, designers and technologists, united by a mission to inform, engage and empower the world. We bear witness to history as it unfolds and explain not just what happened, but why, and what it means to you.

Our products and platforms take you to the farthest corners of the world, and they bring the world to you, delivering content and services that enrich your lives, your families and your communities.We are available on more screens in more places than any other news source.We stand for excellence in our journalism and our products.We are committed to serving you.

IIt is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on smartonq.com included education,health,money.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our smartonq Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including healthcare and other

Smartonq is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with advertising, sales and corporate offices in New York and New Jersey. The company is privately owned. Our leadership team includes Eric Gertler serving as the Executive Chairman, William Holiber as the President & Chief Executive Officer, Kim Castro as the Editor & Chief Content Officer, and Neil Maheshwari as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Learn more about our

Our team includes more than 30 journalists and video producers based in New York City, as well as correspondents in Los Angeles, London and Singapore.

Our mission is very simple: enable life-changing experiences for international students and open U.S. and global universities to the world. Our vision is to reinvent the research and selection process for higher education by enabling international students and parents to find the best-fit experience for long-term success.

International students enrolling at select Smartonq Global Education schools have access to exclusive programs and services as part of the application process and their degree. Our enrollment counselors set up our students for success with