Mr. Smith joined Donovan Ventures in 2015 as an analyst and led market research, investment diligence and valuation. During his time as an analyst and associate, Mr. Smith assisted in the screening and valuation of over 700 opportunities.

Mr. Smith is currently a Vice President and is responsible for deal execution, including financial modeling, generating investor reports, comprehensive investment due diligence and market research. In addition to deal diligence and execution, Mr. Smith leads global macro research focusing on trends within the energy sector. Mr. Smith has participated in over $500 million of debt and equity private placement transactions since joining Donovan Ventures.

Prior to joining, Mr. Smith attended Louisiana State University and received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering in 2014. While at LSU, he played on its varsity football team and won an SEC Championship during his sophomore year. Mr. Smith currently serves on the boards of Regiment, LLC, Omega Sands LLC and Huntington Oil & Gas.