Mr. Smith is a seasoned CCO and securities and business attorney with over 20 years of experience strengthening the legal and compliance functions of investment advisers, broker-dealers, and both public and private investment vehicles. He currently is CCO and CLO of Virtue Capital Management LLC, CEO and Co-founder of RIA Compliance Firm LLC, and Founder and Managing Attorney for LawVisory. He has previously served as head of legal and compliance for several large registered investment advisers, as Investigative Counsel for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and worked in the Director of Enforcement’s Office at the SEC. In addition to being a J.D. and having a LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation from Georgetown Law, Mr. Smith holds the certifications of IACCP, CRCP, and CRM.