Maine Pointe adds Adam Smith to family office sector

22 July 2019 2 min. read
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Global supply chain and operations consultancy Maine Pointe has appointed Adam Smith as VP and industry partner in the firm’s family office sector. He will be based out of New York City.

Smith brings 25 years of experience in the private equity, investment banking, and family office industries to his new role at Maine Pointe, where he will help family offices drive portfolio investment opportunities. He has deep advisory experience across corporate strategy, finance, growth, M&A, board governance, wealth generation, and monetization.

Smith has served in or formed four private investment partnerships in lower-mid and mid-cap private equity, specializing in the areas of alternative investments, family offices, venture capital, and private equity.

In 2002, Smith founded investment firm Circle Peak Capital, which makes equity investments in high-growth or high-profitability private companies across a range of industries, including CPG, e-commerce, and real estate.

Adam Smith, VP and Industry Partner at Maine Pointe

In 2013, he founded Big Sky Partners LLC, a venture corporate development company, and Family Office Private Advisors LLC, a consultancy which provides strategic advisory resources, deal sources, and merchant banking services to family offices, HNWIs, and holding companies. The consultancy focuses on operational excellence and corporate development activities.

Smith has partnered with or advised high-profile clients such as Carlyle Group, Bain & Company, and Credit Suisse.

He began his career on Wall Street in the early 1990s, working at Salomon Brothers, Columbus Advisors, Castle Harlan, CI Capital Partners, and Lehman Brothers.

“Adam is a proven leader and is highly respected in the industry,” David Jadwin, executive vice president of business development at Maine Pointe, said. “The family office sector has been growing dramatically and this is an important new sector within our services offerings. We are excited to have Adam leading this sector for us and enabling the continued growth and success of our family office clients.”

Maine Pointe’s family office sector delivers private wealth management services to ultra-high-net-worth investors, and the addition of Smith reinforces the company’s efforts to expand the practice’s scope and capabilities.

“I am pleased to be able to bring this highly specialized expertise in family offices to Maine Pointe, and to be part of Maine Pointe’s exciting growth trajectory and global presence,” Smith said.

SGS, a leading company in inspection, verification, testing, and certification, recently acquired a majority stake of the supply chain–focused consulting firm.