Leadership | David J. Smat - Managing Director
Mr. Smat focuses on supporting the firm’s telecommunications and technology services, business services and infrastructure clients, drawing on his experience and expertise to partner with clients to achieve their short and long-term business and financial objectives. Mr. Smat’s experiences span the entire spectrum of acquiring, building and divesting businesses.
As an entrepreneur and business owner, Mr. Smat has led and grown numerous companies in the telecommunications and technology services sector to achieve and exceed their business objectives via both organic and acquisition-based efforts. Mr. Smat has extensive experience leading companies that deliver services and solutions around the globe to commercial customers in small, middle and large enterprise markets and to the US Federal Government.
Mr. Smat’s experience and accomplishments include a twelve-year career at AT&T where he held senior executive sales leadership positions building, managing and growing organizations supporting telecommunications services, IT service provider, and systems integration customers. During his tenure at AT&T, Mr. Smat was a member of the negotiating team that successfully completed AT&T’s acquisition of IBM’s Global Networking business in a $6 billion dollar transaction.
Mr. Smat earned his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.