Kevin Smith

Kevin has a Bachelor of Economics from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu Paris. A US Army veteran, Kevin worked as a licensed broker and trader for Wells Fargo before pursuing his passion for food and cooking. He spent the last 15 years in senior leadership roles with Hyatt, Hilton, Southeastern Grocers, Raley’s, Elohi Strategic Advisors and Kellogg North America.

While the world of hospitality and food has been extremely rewarding, Kevin made the decision to return to the world of finance with the support of Chris Doering and team.

Kevin and his wife, Eron, were born and raised in Southern/Central California (respectively) but made Florida and Jacksonville their home in 2010. They have 3 sons who reside in California and Texas, and both share a passion for food, travel and diving.