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

Ms. Smith has 14 years of experience in the capital markets with deep experience in the energy sector.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry Ms. Smith spent 10 years in investment banking at a global investment bank, most recently as Managing Director & Head of Canadian Energy. Prior thereto, she was part of the Energy Investment Banking team at a boutique Canadian investment bank, covering domestic and international oil and gas and energy services companies. Ms. Smith also spent time in equities research with a Canadian investment bank specializing in the Energy sector.

During her tenure in capital markets, Ms. Smith specialized in public and private companies in the Oil and Gas Upstream, Energy Infrastructure and Midstream, and Energy Services sectors.

She has extensive experience working with North American and global energy companies' executives and boards through the provision of strategic and M&A advice; financing solutions; corporate and asset valuation; and transaction evaluation, execution and negotiations.

Ms. Smith is actively involved in the community, supporting several organizations including UNICEF (formerly on the “25th Team”) and Women in Capital Markets (WCM), where she is the Co-Chair of the Calgary chapter. She is extremely passionate about gender diversity and is a spokesperson for the advancement of women in finance and capital markets. She is one of the founders of GROW, a grass-roots, pan-Canadian charity focused on the advancement of Canadian women and children. Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation (“STARs”)

Ms. Smith also runs the selection process for the Southern Alberta Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame on behalf of Korn Ferry.

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.

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