David Smith

David Smith
  • The best networked Irishman in Silicon Valley (33K in Outlook; 21K LinkedIn, 5K Twitter)
  • Managing Director, Head of US, FirstCapital – a leading boutique investment bank.
  • Strategic board level consulting to USA tech companies expanding to Europe/EMEA, Asia, LATAM and tech companies entering and expanding into the US/Canada
  • VP Global Sales for TMF Group – Helping companies expand internationally. Fast.
  • Expert in International trade / Export / Import / FDI / ODI
  • In-depth and personal understanding of the some of the world’s leading technology companies
  • Chairman, Board Adviser and Board Member to high growth companies
  • Dealmaker – assist international companies secure multimillion dollar contracts
  • VC – fundraiser; great VC contacts – financial VC’s, corporate VC’s and angels.
  • Guest speaker at Stanford, USF, UCD, UL, MBA World Trophy on entrepreneurship, startups, internationalization; government supports; networking
  • Recognized as a LinkedIn / social networking expert for driving business impact
  • Experience in Telecoms, B2B, enterprise s/w, Web 2.0, wireless, electronics, chip, hardware and financial services
  • Specialties: Strategy, board level consulting, internationalization, funding, networking, Entrepreneurship, sales/export development, business plan; sales strategy development, VC/financing, network development, Government Liaison, global innovation
  • Dynamic global business professional – domestic and international communications, representing public and private sector organizations, start-ups, international business development, relationship management, strategic planning, marketing, inward investment