Vice President of Investments
Justin Smith is a Vice President and member of the investment team at Tusk Ventures where he is responsible for sourcing opportunities, evaluating potential investments, and executing transactions.
Before joining Tusk Ventures, Justin was an Investment Associate at Benefit Street Partners, a $13 billion multi-strategy investment manager and affiliate of Providence Equity Partners. During that time, Justin executed and oversaw approximately $400 million of investments in companies spanning a wide range of industries.
Prior to Benefit Street, Justin worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Jefferies where he facilitated over $5 billion in high yield and leveraged loan transactions for financial sponsors and corporate clients.
Justin began his career in the assurance and advisory practice of Ernst & Young and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Texas.
Justin received a Master in Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.