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.