Tara Smith
Chief Operating Officer | San Francisco Office

Tara Smith, Chief Operating Officer of MHT Partners, has spent her entire career focused on middle market transactions, with over a decade of experience in public and private company M&A advisory, capital raising, and principal investing. Her experience spans a spectrum of industries, including consumer products, business services, general industrial, energy, and technology. Prior to co-founding MidSpan Partners, Tara spent over five years in the San Francisco office of Harris Williams & Co. She also spent several years as an investment professional for Key Principal Partners, a middle market subordinated debt and private equity firm, and Riordan, Lewis, and Haden, a private equity firm in Southern California.

Tara earned an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and a BA in Economics and History at Stanford University. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and children.


–A Board Game Revival? Rising Popularity of Tabletop Gaming Among Millennials
–The World’s First Molecular Coffee . . . Coming Soon!
–Ghost Kitchens . . . Are Dine-in Restaurants Becoming a Thing of the Past?
–What’s for Dinner? Meal Kit Fatigue!
–Snack Wars
–What You Really Need: Smarter Offline Retail
–The “Changing” Landscape of Diapers
–If the Eco-Friendly Shoe Fits…
–We’ve Come A Long Way Baby

tsmith@mhtpartners.com