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 public company financial reporting, capital markets, strategy and financial planning functions across many domains. With FLG, Skip has managed consulting projects in professional and consumer services, software, alternative energy and a mission-based non-profit, among others. Early in the life of FLG, Skip was CFO of BondDesk Group, a leading fixed-income electronic trading platform in the U.S. Skip helped build the company and managed all financial aspects of an auction process which culminated in the sale of BondDesk to a private equity group and management. Prior to co-founding FLG, Skip was with Tatum Partners LLP where he completed consulting assignments with various technology companies. Before Tatum, he was CFO of Xigo, Inc., a financial technology company offering sophisticated information services to institutional and online investors. Earlier, he held several senior finance positions across industries, such as CFO of QuadraMed Corporation (healthcare software), and CFO of Raytel Medical Corporation, a provider of telemedical, cardiovascular and imaging services now owned by Philips NV. At Raytel, he helped build the company from $3 million to revenues of $108 million through eight acquisitions and internal development. He managed all of Raytel’s capital market relationships and led the Company’s initial public offering.

In parallel, to his professional career, Skip has been a longtime Trustee of the Exploratorium, and has served on many of its board committees, including as Chairman of its Finance Committee for 21 years.

Skip holds a BA, Business Administration, from Monmouth College and a Master of Management degree 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
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare IT
  • Healthcare Services
  • Life Sciences
  • Non-Profits
  • SaaS
  • Software
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
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 Permanent CFO Private
BondDesk Group, LLC FinTech Permanent CFO Private
Directorships
The Exploratorium Director Non-Profit