Chris SmithMergers and Acquisitions Associate, Automotive
Chris Smith combines 13 years of successful auto industry banking experience with over 20 years in financial insolvency restructuring and distressed asset investing.
He spent seven years with TD Auto Finance as a top performer growing his territory from $12 Million to $100 Million a year in loan originations on the retail auto finance side.
Chris also spent six years leading the growth as a National Sales Manager of a Private Auto Finance lender, building it up to become the 3rd fastest growing company in Alberta. This enabled the firm to be acquired by one of the largest auto groups in Canada in 2019.
On the financial turnaround side, Chris has restructured over 3,000 files during his 20-year career including $2 Billion in debt with a 97% success rate that equated into an average settlement of $0.27 on the dollar with banks, CRA and suppliers in various industries.
Distressed asset investing is his passion and Chris has turned 20 profitable real estate acquisitions and sales in the past 24 months.