Darrell Smith is a Vice President with Michigan Capital Advisors and has nearly 10 years of experience in middle-market private equity, investment banking, and operational consulting. Prior to joining Michigan Capital in 2017, Mr. Smith was a Manager with BCBS of Michigan Corporate Strategy team, where he identified and evaluated new market opportunities to grow the enterprise amidst the significant health care reform. Prior to BCBS of Michigan, Darrell worked at United Road Services, the second largest new vehicle transportation company in North American, providing financial and operational support to the President and COO. During his tenure with United Road, Darrell led the development of a dynamic pricing model and assisted in securing the single largest new customer account in the company’s history.
From 2011 to 2015, Darrell served as an Associate for Prairie Capital Advisors, a Chicago based financial advisory firm providing investment banking, ESOP advisory and valuation services to middle-market businesses. While at Prairie Capital, Smith completed 10 leveraged buyout transactions and performed approximately 25 annual valuations for the firm for clients in manufacturing, distribution and transportation & logistics.
Darrell began his career in Chicago as a Management Consultant for KPMG within their Business Effectiveness practice working with both publicly traded and middle market companies on strategic direction, finance, and operational improvement engagements. While at KPMG, Mr. Smith assisted the second largest North American grain trader with new market entry pertaining to current and new products in a few emerging markets, specifically the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and specialization in International Business from Michigan State University.