Peter W. Colmer
Peter W. Colmer
Mark A. Smith, CFA
James R. Jennings, C.P.A.

Mark Smith earned his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Alabama in 2000, and a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Strategy from the Owen School at Vanderbilt University in 2004. Mr. Smith is a CFA Charterholder as well as a member of the Turnaround Management Association.

Mr. Smith began his career as an Analyst in the Fixed Income division of Lehman Brothers. Mr. Smith then worked as an Associate in the Corporate and Investment Banking division of Wachovia Securities with primary responsibility for underwriting and managing large corporate cash flow and middle-market asset-based loans. Mr. Smith has also served as a Vice President in GE Capital's Commercial Lending group. While at GE, he was a key member of an originations team responsible for sourcing leverage loan products.

In March 2009, Mr. Smith became a founding partner of Vantage Point Advisory, Inc., based in Atlanta, GA, an affiliated firm with Finley, Colmer. Since founding the company, Mr. Smith has provided advisory services to a variety of companies, lenders and other advisory groups with a specific focus on small and middle-market firms. Mr. Smith is widely known for quickly assessing the critical aspects of each engagement and subsequently working with the key constituents to develop and execute strategies to address the specific situation. These matters have involved operational and financial restructuring, bankruptcy advisory, capital sourcing, extensive financial modeling, cash flow and collateral projections, due diligence, wind-down analysis and oversight, as well as complex negotiations often involving multiple entities.

One of Mr. Smith's notable engagements in association with Finley, Colmer was on behalf of a leading stone distributor, where he served as a financial adviser for more than two years. During the course of the engagement, he assisted in the negotiation and execution of five forbearance agreements with the Company's secured lender, multiple lease amendments, as well as ongoing cash flow and collateral projections. He also assisted with the orderly disposition of select assets located in South Africa and Namibia, Africa. These efforts led to a universal agreement with the secured lender that allowed for relief from the principals' personal guarantees and the subsequent establishment of a newly formed entity that commenced formal operations as a debt-free entity.

Mr. Smith serves on the Board of Directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta. Founded in 1979, the association is a 501(c)(3) Georgia non-profit organization focused on enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families through support, education, advocacy and awareness.


About Finley, Colmer and Company

Formed in 1991, Finley, Colmer and Company offers corporate, financial, and general management advisory services to middle-market companies and various creditor groups.

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(770) 668-0637
5565 Glenridge Connector, Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia 30342