David R. Smith

David R. Smith is the founder of Smith Advisory Services Inc. where he helps leaders, boards and enterprising families solve their most complicated challenges.

The scope of his guidance ranges from strategy creation through to effective execution, with considerations for all supporting systems. During David’s consulting career he has completed a wide range of engagements for high-profile firms including the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Boston Consulting Group. His consulting experience spans: BPO, Culture, Family Offices, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Publishing, Professional Services, Real Estate, Technology and Academia.

Before completing his MBA at the Rotman School of Management, David spent several years at CIBC where he held increasingly complex roles. In addition to his MBA, he is also a certified Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) and holds degrees in Psychology and English Literature, as well as Adult Education.

His commitment to community service is extensive and wide ranging. David is on the board of Rise Asset Development and chairs their Investment Committee. He is a member of the Quadrangle Society of Massey College and the Nominating Committee for the University of Toronto’s Alumni Association. David volunteers in a number of capacities at his alma mater including the steering committee of their Development group and enjoys guest lecturing and speaking on panels whenever he gets the chance.