Senior Director, Milken Institute

Ep #24: Blair Smith

In episode twenty four, we stop in New York. Dhani Jones speaks with Blair Smith, Senior Director at the Milken Institute to chat about how to enhance social impact with innovative financing initiatives.

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Economics, Non-profit
Blair Smith
We created the Inclusive Capitalism program initially to tackle two pillars. The first is the sourcing of quality, diverse talent into the asset management industry, and the second is the allocation and governance of diverse founders.
Blair Smith, Senior Director, Milken Institute

Blair Smith's experience

Blair Smith

Modern Dealmaker & Inclusive Capitalist

Blair C. Smith is a financial services and capital markets expert who is passionate about making a positive social and economic impact. As Senior Director of the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute, he is a leading force behind the Access to Capital and strategic innovative financing initiatives. He's also the Founder and CEO of Promethean AB Strategies LLC, a former Chief Investment Officer, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

  • Senior Director, Milken Institute
  • Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School
  • Chief Investment Officer, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Baruch College
  • Senior Investment Officer, Officer of the NYS Comptroller
  • Vice President of Business Development, TriNet
  • Vice President, Wells Fargo
  • First Vice President, Smith Barney
  • Management Consultant, PwC
  • B.S. from Morgan State University, M.B.A. from Columbia Business School

Episode highlights

Enhancing the economic and social impact of investments


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