Taylor Smith, Director of corporate development, H.W. Kaufman Financial Group
As the director of corporate development at H.W. Kaufman Financial Group, Taylor Smith works across the entire life cycle of mergers and acquisitions, from sourcing to post-merger integration, conducting financial, commercial and operational due diligence. In 2017, Smith’s efforts supported the closing of three acquisitions that expanded Kaufman’s portfolio and capabilities.
A former Fulbright Fellow, Smith’s corporate development skill set and entrepreneurial mindset earned him a place in the Kaufman Advanced Management Program, a prestigious 18-month program designed to allow distinguished leaders to grow their managerial skills. He has also earned a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.