Michelle Lanter Smith

President, Corporate HCM

Michelle Lanter Smith

Michelle Lanter Smith is President, HCM Direct at PrismHR, where she is responsible for setting HCM Direct business strategy and overseeing sales, operations, new account implementation, ongoing account management, and service delivery.

Michelle joined PrismHR through the acquisition of EPAY Systems, where she served as Chief Marketing Officer. In addition to directing EPAY’s go-to-market strategy, she was responsible for the company’s customer success, technical and payroll support operations, and product management. During her tenure, EPAY grew 20% year over year, maintained a 98% customer retention rate, and garnered numerous awards, including recent G2 Best Software Awards for Momentum Leader, Best Usability, Best Support, and Most Implementable Enterprise.

Prior to joining EPAY in 2012, Michelle served as CEO of Hi-Impact Marketing & Sales Solutions, an integrated marketing and sales strategy firm. She also spent eleven years at IBM in sales and marketing, earning IBM’s Distinguished Marketing Momentum award.

Michelle graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University, where she earned her B.S. in Business Administration and holds an M.B.A. with distinction from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Michelle has received the Influential Women in Business Award from NAWBO, Top 100 Under 50 recognition from Diversity MBA Magazine, and 300+ Women in HR Technology Worth Watching from Recruiting Daily. Recently, she was awarded the 10 Leading Businesswomen Moving Beyond Excellence award by Beyond Exclamation, a media company that recognizes outstanding leadership.