Brian M. Smith
Brian Smith is co-founder and Managing Partner of the LCG companies. With its roughly 60 employees throughout the U.S., LCG has facilitated thousands 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 history.
Prior to founding LCG, Brian Smith was a Vice President of Textron Financial Corporation where he managed the underwriting processes for several operating divisions including the Financial Institutions Group, the Commercial Finance Group, and the company’s Tech, Telecom and Energy Lending divisions. While at Textron Financial, Brian Smith completed numerous complex transactions for a variety business and was 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 healthcare 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 served as a Trustee and Chair of the Board of Fellows at the University of Tampa, long-time Board Director of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and is a member of the CEO Council of Tampa Bay and the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF). Mr. Smith holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance and Economics from the University of Tampa and has completed numerous industry-specific training programs. He is married with two children.