Brad is the founder of Kahala Capital Advisors LLC, a private investment firm, and of Kahala Aviation Ltd. a commercial aircraft leasing company. Prior to Kahala Capital, Mr. Smith worked for almost 20 years in banking in New York and Asia, including five years at Bear Stearns. Prior to Bear Stearns Mr. Smith spent 10 years with Bankers Trust Company as a syndicate manager in the loan syndications group where he was responsible for the syndication of some of the largest leveraged loan financings. He also worked in the Company’s credit trading businesses in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Mr. Smith is on the Board of Tricadia Credit Strategies Ltd.
Mr. Smith holds a BA from St. Joseph’s University and an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management.