Mr. Smith is the founder of Ridgepine Capital Partners.  Prior to Ridgepine, he led equity and alternative investments for AAA – The Auto Club Group, building the firm’s private markets investment program from scratch.  Before AAA, he was at Dow, where he managed several portfolios including direct real estate, private real estate funds, and private equity funds.  He earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.