biography Tim Smith




President, Board Director

Tim co-founded Carolon Capital with the vision of creating a unique financial services firm - one that applies a high-touch partnership mentality across a unique breadth of service offerings. His experience spans private equity, financial services and asset management. Tim brings a unique entrepreneurial attitude to Carolon's clients and he combines it with a highly technical approach.

Tim was most recently the CEO of Conversus Capital, L.P., a publicly traded company which specialized in the management of third party private equity funds. Tim helped found Conversus and was a driving force behind its $1.9 billion IPO. He subsequently managed all facets of Conversus' strategic, operations, finance, treasury and investor relations activities.

Prior to Conversus, Tim was an executive with Bank of America as well as the Instinet Group and he worked in public accounting with two of the "Big Four", where he specialized in the banking, insurance and asset management sectors. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from the University of Virginia as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Richmond.

Tim has served as a guest lecturer at Stanford University and the University of Virginia, he has presented at numerous conferences on topics ranging from private equity to governance and he has been published in and interviewed by major news outlets in the U.S. and Europe.