Mr. Smith is a Chartered Accountant and has provided audit, tax and financial consulting
services to a wide variety of small to medium sized companies during his 35 year career.
During this period, Mr. Smith became known for his proficiency in negotiating highly
advantageous acquisitions, reorganizing operations, improving efficiencies, and establishing
financial controls. The primary focus of Mr. Smith’s career however, has been the successful
restructuring of companies in transition and leading the development of business plans to assist
them in procurement of short to medium term financing, many through public offerings.
For the past five years, Alan Smith, as President and CEO of Avid Management Corporation, has provided independent financial consulting services to a variety of startup and development stage companies in the technology, resource and consumer products sectors. These services have included corporate reorganizations and restructuring, the development of internal systems and controls and assistance with financing in both the private and public markets. He has also been an active investor in a number of startup ventures while managing his own personal equity portfolio.