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Smith Joins White Oak Commercial Finance as Managing Director in the Midwest

December 07, 2021, 07:50 AM

White Oak Commercial Finance added Mark Allen Smith as Managing Director of Originations with responsibilities spanning the Midwest, Central United States and Canada. He will be based in Chicago reporting to Vice Chairman Andy McGhee.

Smith has nearly 30 years of financial services experience with expertise in M&A, capital advisory and restructuring & special situations across an array of industries. Before joining White Oak, he was a founder and managing partner at Sentinel Capital Advisors, served as a Managing Director for Hilco Global, and was the Head of Metals for Houlihan Lokey. In addition, Smith served as a Managing Director for FTI Consulting, was the Head of Metals for HSBC Securities Americas, and was a Managing Director at ABN AMRO, where he managed its North American metals investment banking team.  
Smith is a graduate of Indiana University, where he received his undergraduate degrees in Finance and Economics. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Kellogg Northwestern University. Mr. Smith is FINRA 79 and 63 licensed and has a Green Belt in Six Sigma.

“Mark is regarded as both a highly effective business executive and skilled advisor to the businesses he serves,” said Mr. McGhee. “He has managed a number of complex transactions and his experience in M&A, the structuring and raising of capital, and special situations provides him with a unique perspective that will benefit White Oak and its clients.”

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