Team Tusk

Justin Smith

Justin 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 $18 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. He received a Master in Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Justin is based out of our New York Office.