Mark A. Smith, CFA


Mark A. Smith, CFA



Mark Smith is a Partner with Vantage Point Advisory, Inc and is based in Atlanta, GA. Since joining Vantage Point in March 2009, Mr. Smith has provided advisory services to a variety of companies, lenders and other advisory groups with a specific focus on middle-market firms. Mr. Smith is widely known for quickly assessing the critical aspects of each engagements and subsequently working with the key constituents to develop and execute strategies to address each situation. These matters have involved operational and financial restructuring, bankruptcy advisory and capital sourcing in addition to extensive financial modeling, due diligence, wind-down analysis and oversight as well as complex negotiations often involving multiple entities. Mr. Smith has served successfully as both a Receiver and Chief Restructuring Officer.

One of Mr. Smith’s notable engagements was on behalf of a regional trucking company, where he served as the Chief Restructuring Officer over an approximately eight month period. Mr. Smith was retained post-petition, and tasked with stabilizing a situation where the Company’s CEO, CFO and former financial advisor had all been removed due to ongoing fraud allegations. After retaining a new Controller, Mr. Smith moved quickly to reconcile and streamline the internal accounting functions, as well as identify and dispose of certain fixed assets. Efforts were then quickly transitioned to the development of a Plan of Reorganization, which included four separate entities (jointly administered) and was unanimously confirmed by all three secured lenders, as well as an active committee.

Another notable engagement involved a leading stone distributor, where Mr. Smith served as a financial advisor. During his tenure, he assisted in the negotiation and execution of numerous forbearance agreements with the Company’s secured lender, multiple lease amendments, as well as ongoing cash flow and collateral projections along with the orderly disposition of select assets located in six US states, as well as South Africa and Namibia, Africa. These efforts led to an agreement with the secured lender that allowed for relief from all personal guarantees and the subsequent establishment of a “new” that commercial formal operations as a debt-free entity.

Prior to joining Vantage Point, Mr. Smith served as a Vice President in GE Capital’s Commercial Lending group. While at GE, he was a key member of an originations team responsible for sourcing leverage loan products. Mr. Smith also served as an Associate in the Corporate and Investment Banking division of Wachovia Securities with primary responsibility for underwriting and managing large corporate cash flow and previously middle market assets-based loans. Mr. Smith began his career as an Analyst in the Fixed Income division of Lehman Brothers. Mr. Smith is also a Partner with Finley, Comer and Company, an affiliated firm providing similar services.

Mr. Smith earned his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from the Owen School at Vanderbilt University in 2004 and his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alabama in 2000. Mr. Smith is also a CFA Charter holder. Mr. Smith serves on the Board of Directors for the Turnaround Management Association’s “Next Gen” organization, as well as GiGi’s Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center where he is Treasurer.


  • Dru Transport, Inc.
  • Chief Restructuring Officer / Post - Confirmation
  • Debtor Financial Manager / Receivership
  • Roofing Atlanta, Inc.
  • Chief Restructuring Officer / Interim CFO
  • Comprehensive Technical Group, LLC
  • Interim CFO
  • G&L Marble, Inc.
  • Restructure Advisory / Receivership
  • Otis Productions, LLC
  • Restructure Advisory / Capital Raise
  • World Marine, Inc.
  • Capital Raise
  • Treat Hardwood Lumber, Inc
  • Restructure Advisory / Capital Raise
  • World Micro Components, Inc.
  • Restructure Advisory / Refinance
  • United Pump and Controls, Inc.
  • Restructure Advisory / Sell-Side Advisory
    • Private Non-Profit Entity
    • Capital Raise
  • CTSI Global
  • Restructure Advisory
    • American Stainless and Supply
    • Restructure Advisory
  • Draphix, LLC
  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Advisory
  • MP-Tech America, LLC
  • Restructure Advisory - Section 363 Sale
  • Tempered Glass, Inc. of Atlanta
  • Restructure Advisory - Article 9 Sale
  • IndustrialPlex, Inc.
  • Creditor Advisory
  • Transco, Inc.
  • Creditor Advisory
  • MoneyGram International, Inc.
  • Corporate Finance Advisory


Mr. Smith was born and raise in Birmingham, AL. He is active in the Atlanta-triathlon community having competed in multiple half Ironman distance races, as well as countless Olympic distance events. Mr. Smith is also an avid traveler having spent time in almost 50 countries on six of the world’s seven continents. In his free time, you’re most likely to find him training, planning a trip or spending time with his wife Anna Mary and daughter Mary Hampton (“MH”). And finally, anyone that knows Mr. Smith also knows that he is an avid fan of all things associated with the University of Alabama football program.