Mr. Smith serves as a Senior Research Analyst focusing on the energy sector and special situations for Emerald Advisers. In addition, Mr. Smith is a Portfolio Manager for Emerald Separate Account Management, LLC. Since 2000, he has been a member of the Portfolio Management Team for Emerald. Prior to joining Emerald, Mr. Smith was employed by UGI Energy Services, Inc., where he served as a Regional Sales Manager, an energy trader and analyst. Mr. Smith’s duties included selling energy and consulting services, trading energy commodities and derivatives and executing risk management activities. Mr. Smith received an MBA from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alvernia University, Reading, PA where he majored in both Business Management and Marketing.