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Marnie Smith

Senior Client Partner, Industrial

Marnie Smith is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Calgary office within the firm’s Global Industrial Market.

Marnie is a member of the firm’s Energy, Investment Banking and North American Board Director practices.

Marnie has almost 15 years of experience in the capital markets with deep experience in the energy sector.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry Marnie spent 10 years in investment banking at a global bank, most recently as Managing Director & Head of Canadian Energy and a total of almost 15 years covering energy companies across the broad energy complex providing strategic and M&A advice; financing solutions; corporate and asset valuation; and transaction evaluation, execution and negotiations. 

Since joining Korn Ferry, Marnie has focused on C-suite and board director recruitment as well as CEO and board director succession across multiple sectors including energy (upstream, downstream, midstream, services, power & utilities, energy infrastructure), transportation, financial, agriculture and telecommunications sectors.

Marnie is a member of the Board of Directors of and Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. where she sits on the audit and governance committees as well as the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation (“STARS”).

Marnie is actively involved in the community, supporting several organizations including Women in Capital Markets (WCM), where she is the Co-Chair of the Calgary chapter and Junior Achievement where she leads the selection process for the Southern Alberta Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame on behalf of Korn Ferry.

She is passionate about gender diversity and is an active spokesperson for the advancement of women across professions. Marnie is one of the founders of GROW, a grass-roots, pan-Canadian charity focused on the advancement of Canadian women and children and co-founder of AXIS Connects and the Calgary Influential Women in Business Awards.

She received a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction and a Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, with Distinction from the University of Calgary.

Marnie also holds a Master's of Finance from INSEAD.