Robert T. Smith – Managing Director

robert-smithRobert Smith is a founder and Co-Managing Partner of Diamond Capital Advisors. He graduated with honors from California State University Long Beach and began his career in the software industry, where he directed the design and production of enterprise software systems for the transportation and logistics industry.

After working in software for 3 years, Robert attended law school at the University of Southern California. Upon graduation he joined Prindle, Decker & Amaro where he participated in complex litigation, business and real estate transactions.

Robert then joined Hankin & Co., a mid-market investment banking firm, where he completed buy-side M&A, financing, and sell-side M&A transactions in the diversified manufacturing, retail, distribution, and service sectors. At Hankin & Co., Robert was also deeply involved in providing litigation support to the Regents of the University of Southern California in their securities class action relating to the Enron collapse.

After leaving Hankin & Co., Robert was recruited as CEO to assist in the restructuring and turnaround of an advertising agency specializing in print ads for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA, and non-profit groups. There he developed long-term plans to help address the health and financial stability of the company and helped to expand its sports-related business.

Upon completing his tenure at the advertising agency, Robert joined Mosaic Capital, a mid-market investment banking firm. At Mosaic, he successfully completed a series of M&A transactions, financings and other investment banking engagements before leaving in 2009 to co-found Diamond Capital.

Robert’s combined banking and operational experiences enable him to drive aggressive auction processes that generate successful transactions for his clients.

In his spare time, Robert enjoys coaching football, restoring classic cars, and is a cooking enthusiast.

Robert is licensed by FINRA as a General Securities Representative.

Phone: 310.432.8583

Email: rsmith@diamondcapadvisors.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-smith/5/aa/992