Areas of Expertise
  • Telecommunications
  • Saas
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Skip Smith

Skip Smith is a Co-Founder of FLG Partners. His career spans over 30 years in financial and operational management as well as capital markets, primarily in the realm of technology. Skip is skilled in the full range of corporate finance transactions as both principal and advisor. He has built staffs and managed financial reporting, capital raising, strategy and financial planning functions across many domains inside companies at all stages of development. Over his career, Skip has managed consulting projects or been a CFO or advisor to companies active in electronic trading platforms, regulatory technology, professional and information services, software, alternative energy, cardiology and health care services as well as a mission-based non-profit, among many others.

In parallel to his professional career, Skip has been a longtime Trustee of the Exploratorium in San Francisco and served as Chairman of its Finance Committee for 21 years as well as on Audit and Compensation Committees.

Skip holds a BA from Monmouth College (Illinois) and a Master of Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


“Taking over management of Adaptive Path, I needed an experienced partner who advocated for the health of the business and could be a counselor on big decisions. From turnaround of the business through to our acquisition by Capital One, Skip Smith from FLG Partners was that and much more. His work began with focusing us on building back a healthy business step-by-step, improving the accounting and analysis to make sure we made every project and every month, a profitable one. His role matured to shaping our recapitalization and mentoring me and other top managers in the organization as we ran and grew the business. Skip also made key introductions that supported our acquisition process. Throughout it all, I trusted Skip for his straight read on situations, tough advice that I needed to hear, but also for his love of our business and his passion to see it succeed with the leadership of myself and my team. Skip was central to our success.”

BRANDON SCHAUER, HEAD OF EMERGING DESIGN PRACTICES, CAPITAL ONE


 



Skip's Perspective on FLG

One of the great benefits of FLG is the ability to access the accumulated experience of all the partners to solve problems for our clients.

- Skip Smith


Sector Experience
  • Non-Profits
  • Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Telecommunications
  • Healthcare IT
  • Healthcare Services
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Financial Services
Selected Engagements
Willis Lease Finance Financial Services Interim CFO Public
The Burning Man Project Leisure Interim CFO Non-Profit
ClubOne, Inc. Leisure Interim CFO Private
CashNet M&A Advisory Private
Tioga Energy Solar Interim CFO Private
Westaff, Inc. Staffing Interim CFO Public
Adaptive Path, Inc. Professional Services Executive Coaching Private
BondDesk Group, LLC FinTech Permanent CFO Private
Current Directorships
The Exploratorium
Past Directorships
Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies