Adam Smith is an experienced investor in, advisor to, tens of startup, venture and private equity-backed companies. He is a seasoned principal investor/owner in over 15 private companies (Caxton-Iseman Capital LLC, Castle Harlan, Inc., Circle Peak Capital LLC) and Wall Street M&A veteran (Salomon Brothers Inc., J.P. Morgan, and Lehman Brothers Inc). Adam was the founder & CEO of Circle Peak Capital LLC, a private investment merchant banking partnership invested in a dozen privately- owned companies in the U.S. with over $750M in total capitalization, formed 2002. Founder & CEO, Big Sky Partners LLC, a global corporate development & creative advisory platform, serving tens of emerging brands and internet companies, formed 2013. Founder & CEO, Family Office Private Advisors LLC, a global private investment banking and alternative assets partnership, formed 2013. Adam was also founder of Leukemia Fighters - a leading oncology philanthropy formed in 2009 in collaboration with leading hospitals, New York-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell. Board Advisor - NY Tech Fashion Lab, a collaboration with Springboard Enterprises, the Partnership Fund for New York City, and leading fashion organizations. Former Board Member - National Sawdust, a leading music incubation workshop opened October 2015 in Williamsburg, NY. He received an MBA, Beta Gamma Sigma, Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. BA, cum laude, International Relations and Economics, Boston University. Entrepreneur, mentor, philanthropist, musician, collector, artist.