Alex Smith, CFA
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Board of Managers
Alex Smith is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Meritage Capital. He is also a member of the Board of Managers and a voting member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Smith’s career spans more than 30 years in the global financial markets and high-tech industry sectors. Prior to establishing Meritage in 2003, Mr. Smith founded and was a Managing Director of Dell Ventures, the private equity arm of Dell Inc. He also served as Vice President and Treasurer of Dell Inc. Prior his time at Dell, Mr. Smith held finance and treasury positions at Commodore International, Ltd. and EDS.
Mr. Smith is the President of St. James’s Park Holding, LLC, an Austin, Texas-based family office. Mr. Smith serves on several boards including The University of Florida Investment Company’s Board of Trustees and the Children's Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas. Mr. Smith previously served as the Chairman of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas and continues to serve on the Board and as a member of the Finance Committee of the organization. He is also a member of the Dean’s Business Advisory Council for The University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration and a member of the MBA Investment Fund Advisory Committee at The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Economics from The University of Florida and a Master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Mr. Smith holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.