Christopher Smith is a Managing Director who has been with VBO since 2012. Prior to VBO, Chris started his career in 2005 with Ernst & Young, LLP in Boston, before eventually transferring to the Raleigh office of EY. Chris’ serviced a variety of clients within the asset management practice at EY with experience in private equity, venture capital, fund of funds, and real estate. In addition, Chris spent time servicing both public and private clients in other industries such as biotech, pharmaceutical, life sciences, technology and software organizations, including IPO filings for these clients.
Chris has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Massachusetts. He currently is a member the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (ncaCPA). He holds a designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), as well.
Outside the office, Chris enjoys spending time traveling or outdoors with his wife and three boys. He is active in coaching youth sports and enjoys playing basketball and golf.