Our managing partner, Tim Smith, has a professional background that has spanned over eighteen years to include executive level leadership positions both in the U.S. and in Europe.

We have assisted companies with valuation, credit, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions and transactional opinions. Our experience includes extensive cross-border transactions dealing with complex corporate structures, structured credit, foreign currency, multi-jurisdiction insolvency, distressed debt and financial reporting.

Mr. Smith has personally appeared on CNBC and has spoken at a number of industry events in both the U.S. and the U.K., including in the Turnaround Management Association, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), Financial Executives International and the International Accounting Standards Board. Additionally, Mr. Smith has published articles with Strategic Finance and Financier Worldwide.

Prior to founding QueensGate, Mr. Smith was a Principal with Ernst & Young LLP and a Senior Managing Director with Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC, where he was the lead partner for the firm’s fairness opinion practice. Prior to Ernst & Young, he was a director with Houlihan Lokey where he was one of two founding partners for the U.K. and European valuation advisory division. During that time he lived and worked overseas, serving a client base of companies, hedge funds and banks and was heavily involved in assisting clients with complications resulting from the 2007 – 2008 financial crises. Prior to Mr. Smith’s investment banking career, he was a corporate banking officer with a regional commercial bank.

Mr. Smith holds a B.S. in Biology from Florida State University and an M.B.A. in finance and international business from the University of Florida. He is a CFA charterholder and he has previously been licensed with FINRA as a General Securities Representative (Series 7 and 63) and a Limited Representative – Investment Banking (Series 79).  He is also a former member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.