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Greg Smith is a Senior Managing Director at JD Merit and an integral part of our team. He is a diligent and astute capital raiser as well as a compelling deal maker. He is clever in navigating high net worth investors, complex corporate structures, and scenarios. In addition to his tenacious advocacy for his clients, Greg is able to leverage his vast capital market relationships to find qualified buyers and sellers to create and close the ideal deal for his clients. An early career in commercial banking and public accounting set the cornerstone for his broadened career and advancement in banking, aviation, real estate, insurance, chemicals and auto finance.
Mr. Smith cultivates deals that are creative, thoughtful and customized all while ensuring his client’s goals are achieved.
In addition to managing or co-managing nearly $1.2 billion in transaction value, Greg has been actively involved in managing the business affairs of three private family offices and their diverse business interests across various regulated industries; often taking a leadership role in companies following their acquisition. Greg has a history of identifying and correcting inefficiencies in business process , innovation of new ideas and recruiting best resources to maximize financial performance.