Scott Smith

Managing Director
Financial Sponsors Group

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is a managing director in the financial sponsors group at Piper Jaffray. Smith has more than 25 years of investment banking experience, having begun his career at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. Smith was an M&A banker and officer of the firm when it was sold to First Union Corp. Smith subsequently worked at First Union and Wachovia Securities and executed numerous sell-side and buy-side transactions for private and publicly-held companies across a number of industries. Smith ran both the healthcare M&A practice and the middle market exclusive sales practice at Wachovia before joining the middle market advisory practice at Lazard Ltd. in 2008. He was a member of the financial sponsors group at Lazard Ltd. through 2016 when he moved to Piper Jaffray.

Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College where he studied for a year at Oxford University. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.