Brent Smith is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2000. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Lehman Brothers and Heitman Financial Limited.
JUF Financial Division
Cradles to Crayons, Family Advisory Council
Food Allergy Initiative Chicago
Buyouts: Deal of the Year, 2016: Gold Standard Baking (Arbor Investments)
Investment Dealers' Digest: 2001 Overall and M&A Breakthrough Deal of the Year (Smuckers Acquisition of JIF and Crisco Brands from Procter and Gamble)
University of Chicago, M.B.A.
University of Michigan, B.B.A.
a portfolio company of Freeman Spogli & Co
has been acquired by
a division of KIK Custom Products and portfolio company of Centerbridge Partners
a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners
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