Mr. Smith began his career at Bank of the West. He has advised both Private Equity and Corporate clients on a range of transactions including acquisition financings, refinancings, dividend recapitalizations, stapled debt financing, and restructurings across a variety of sectors. His experience includes over 10 years in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Smith brings a wealth of experience from advising on IPOs, along with general mergers and acquisitions. He has advised on both sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions on over 80 transactions. Mr. Smith is a nationally recognized speaker offering CEOs the opportunity to explore the capital markets indirectly through a series of engagements.