Mr. Smith is President and a Senior Operating Executive for Cerberus Operations, the Firm’s industry-leading operations platform. He leads Cerberus Operations’ Business System, which oversees the deployment and utilization of the platform’s Operating Executives and core functional practice areas. In his role, he is also responsible for operational functions of Cerberus Operations, including resource deployment, engagement and contract management, and portfolio review.
Mr. Smith brings almost 30 years of finance and management experience at both public and private companies across a variety of industries. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Smith was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for YP Holdings, LLC, which was formerly a Cerberus portfolio company. During his five-year tenure at YP, he was an integral member of the management team responsible for the carve-out of YP from AT&T and in 2017, he also led the team responsible for the sale of YP to Dex Media, Inc. From 1997 to 2012, Mr. Smith was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at SFN Group Inc. and prior to that, held various finance and control roles with Ryder System, Inc.
Mr. Smith serves on the Board of Directors of Electrical Components International and Club Exploria, Cerberus portfolio companies. He graduated from Hillsdale College and is a CPA.