Jennifer Smith joined the Company in January 2013 and is responsible for mergers & acquisitions, fundraising, and financial planning in her role as Director, Corporate Development & FP&A.
Ms. Smith has over 13 years of financial and transaction experience. She has covered debt-supported acquisitions, buyouts, and recapitalisations totalling more than €20bn for large technology and media companies at Bank of America’s Corporate & Investment Bank. In 2010, Ms. Smith joined the Corporate Development team of Permira-backed NDS Group, where she saw the company through its IPO filing and took a lead role in the $5bn sale of the company to Cisco. After the sale, Ms. Smith joined the strategy team of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Technology Group, where she developed an up-close insight into one of the key drivers of growing bandwidth demand.
Ms. Smith holds a dual degree in Finance and Accounting from Texas A&M University, and a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD.