Brian Smith is co-founder and Managing Partner of the LCG companies. With its nearly 35 employees across five regional offices, 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 recent history.
Prior to founding LCG Mr. Smith was a Vice President of Textron Financial Corporation. There he managed the underwriting processes for several operating divisions, including the Finance Company Services and Telecom & Energy Lending, and Healthcare Financing. As TFC’s resident healthcare expert he actively participated in the management of the firm’s health care interests across several operating divisions, which exceeded $250 million in total value.
Prior, Mr. Smith 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, 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.