Contact:
(434) 245-5800
wws@harrenequity.com

Education:

Bachelor of Science cum laude in Accounting & Business Administration from the Williams School of Commerce at Washington & Lee University

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William W. Smith
Vice President

Mr. Smith joined Harren Equity Partners in 2014. His responsibilities include identifying and assessing investment opportunities, closing and financing transactions, and monitoring portfolio companies.

Mr. Smith is currently a member of the Board of Directors and works directly with the management at Velosio Holdings, LLC and Mission Pets.  He has assisted these companies in developing financial and KPI reporting, implementing ERP systems, branding and new product development initiatives, sourcing and executing add-on acquisitions, and other strategic growth initiatives.  Additionally, Mr. Smith served as a board observer and was integrally involved in all aspects of Harren's successful realized investment in Huskie Tools, primarily working with management to improve financial and operational reporting and execute add-on acquisitions.

Prior to joining Harren, Mr. Smith was a member of the Leveraged Finance Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he worked on numerous financing transactions for a variety of non-investment grade corporate and private equity clients.

Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science cum laude in Accounting & Business Administration from the Williams School of Commerce at Washington & Lee University.

A former captain of the varsity men’s basketball team at Washington & Lee, Mr. Smith remains passionate about the sport. He is an active coach and volunteer with the Virginia Basketball Academy, a Charlottesville-area year-round youth basketball training & development program.

Mr. Smith lives in Charlottesville with his wife Annie and their Scottish terrier Lexington. In his free time, he dabbles as a mediocre-yet-enthusiastic golfer and skier and works on his master’s degree in computer science. He also enjoys traveling, pick-up basketball, and supporting the UVA and W&L basketball teams.

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