Executive Team

Our executive team members have significant experience and knowledge of the investment management business. Many of the team serve as the executive leaders of trade groups and councils, also lending their expertise to other areas of the business.

Brian SmithBrian M. Smith, Founder & President
Founder and President of Smith Group Inc., Brian M. Smith, has over 20 years of experience in the mutual fund industry, ranging from serving as a Vice President of Marketing to Executive Director of the MFEA and other trade groups. In 2010 he was named one of the 100 most influential executives in the industry. In his current capacity he is the executive leader of SGI and head of the Marketing department.


Michelle SmithMichelle A. Smith, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President
Michelle A. Smith has served over 25 years in the fund industry, having worked as a Vice President of Marketing at Twentieth Century Investments (now American Century Investments), Executive Director and consultant. She served as the Chair of the Investment Company Institute’s Marketing Committee and has been quoted and featured in numerous financial publications and cable network broadcasts. Currently she oversees business management practice for SGI and national media relations.


Kimber LintzKimber Lintz, Vice President & Head of Client Services
Kimber Lintz has worked for more than 30 years in the investment management and marketing industries. While working at Fleishman-Hillard and George K. Baum, Lintz earned extensive experience in client relations, strategic planning and digital marketing. She is identified as a leading technology and innovation resource in the financial services industry and also serves as the Director of the MFEA.


Michael HedstromMichael Hedstrom, Vice President
Michael Hedstrom is a senior marketing and business development leader with 25 years of experience in the financial services/asset management industry. He has significant investment background in the areas of marketing, communications, products and relationship management, with prior firms including Scout Investments, Ameriprise Financial, H&R Block Financial Advisors and ING. Hedstrom serves as the Director of CEFA (Closed-End Fund Association), as well as the leader of closed-end marketing services for SGI.