Mr. Smith is a Managing Director of the Wedbush PacGrow Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Wedbush Securities. During his career, Mr. Smith has led numerous transactions for life science companies including IPOs, add-ons and convertible bond offerings, and sell-side, buy-side and defense advisory assignments. Prior to joining Wedbush, Mr. Smith was a Director in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch where he began his career in 1995. Mr. Smith has also worked in sales, marketing and strategy roles for startup and Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Smith received his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Physics and Economics/Accounting from Claremont McKenna College.