brentBrent Smith is Co-Chairman and Senior Partner of VTP. Mr. Smith has over 30 years experience in the financial services sector across Asia, the US and Australia. Since 2008, as co-founder and Managing Partner of LevelOne Capital Limited, a pan-Asian investment and advisory firm, he has specialized in startup and mezzanine opportunities in emerging markets, with a focus on Vietnam and Singapore. Mr. Smith’s extensive banking experience includes 5 years with DBS Bank Ltd., where he was Managing Director and Global Group Head of Corporate and Investment Banking based in Singapore. At DBS, he was responsible for the bank’s worldwide corporate, SME and investment banking and private equity activities, and was a member of the DBS Group Management Committee. He also spent 14 years at JPMorgan & Co, where he was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking and Mergers and Acquisitions groups, completing assignments in New York, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and San Francisco. 

He has also served in senior roles in the US at Pacific Crest Securities as a Managing Director, and MegaPath Networks, a communications technology provider, as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Strategic Development.

Mr. Smith has also served as a Director and committee Chair on several US and Asian corporate and non-profit Boards, currently including Propel Insurance Company, Remote Resources International, Caring for Cambodia, the Singapore American School and the SAS Foundation, and the Alumni Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum. He was formerly a Director of the Asian Bankers Association and the Singapore Maritime Foundation. Mr. Smith holds an MBA in Finance from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and an AB Degree in Engineering and Economics from Brown University.