Mr. Smith is Vice President for Emerald Advisers. He is responsible for the sales and distribution of the firms’ proprietary institutional and retail products. This is John’s second stint with the firm. Prior to rejoining Emerald, he was Vice President and Director of Sales for Global Capital Management. Prior to joining GCM, he was Vice President and Director of Sales for Forward Management, Mid Atlantic States (2005 to 2008). Prior to this period, he was Senior Vice President with Emerald Advisers, where he was responsible for the sales and marketing of the firm’s mutual funds (2001 to 2005). He is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Food Marketing. He holds FINRA series 6 and 63 licenses. John and his wife, Lillian, reside in Marmora, New Jersey.