Mr. Smith joined Post Oak Energy Capital as a Senior Advisor in June 2015.
Since 1997, Mr. Smith has focused on buying, selling and leading oilfield service and equipment manufacturing businesses. Prior to joining Post Oak, Mr. Smith was the President of Accelerated Production Services, Inc., a private artificial lift business providing hydraulic and gas lift services. Before joining Accelerated in 2014, Mr. Smith worked for six years at Vallourec SA in two leadership roles: Vice President of Development and Operations at Vallourec Tube Alloy, and President of Vallourec Canada Inc.
Prior to Vallourec, Mr. Smith worked at IDM Group Ltd. (private, land drilling rig manufacturer with operations in Houston and the Ukraine) and Cameron International (in Mergers & Acquisitions, project management, supply chain and operations management roles; in Houston and Singapore). Before assuming general management roles in operating companies, Mr. Smith worked at Simmons & Company International, in the investment banking group focused on mergers & acquisitions, based in Houston.
Mr. Smith began his career as an officer in the US Marine Corps. He left the Marine Corps as a Captain, and he joined Bain & Co. as a management consultant for two years prior to attending business school.
Mr. Smith received an A.B. and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.