Brian M. Smith
Mr. Smith is co-founder and Managing Partner of the LCG companies.
With its roughly 50 employees throughout the U.S., LCG has facilitated over $3 billion of transactions across a variety of sectors for an array of clients. As one of the founders and chief architects of LCG’s unique platform, he has successfully led the firm’s growth since its inception through some of the most turbulent economic environments in our nation’s history.
Prior to founding LCG Mr. Smith was a Vice President of Textron Financial Corporation where he managed the underwriting processes for several operating divisions, including the Finance Company Services and Telecom and Energy Lending. While at Textron Mr. Smith completed numerous complex transactions for a variety of finance businesses including asset-based lenders, consumer lenders, media and telecommunications providers, and a myriad of other niche finance companies. Mr. Smith was also appointed by executive management to lead portfolio and operations reviews of other sizable operating divisions .
Prior, he was a principal in New York-based specialty finance company providing financing to health care businesses. Early in his career he held various management positions with a Florida-based firm specializing in commercial finance and mezzanine financing. Mr. Smith is actively involved in numerous industry and civic organizations and is a member of the Board of Fellows at the University of Tampa.
Mr. Smith holds Bachelors Degrees in Finance and Economics from the University of Tampa and has completed numerous industry-specific training programs. He is married with two children.