Gregory Smith

  • Executive-in-Residence

Greg Smith is an Executive-in-Residence and Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Lubar School of Business.  At UWM, Greg teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Financial Institutions and Management Analysis. In addition, he provides professional and career guidance to students in the MBA and MS programs.

Greg serves as the Associate Curriculum Director of the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking, which meets annually at and in conjunction with the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Greg is the Managing Partner of Barnett Management Advisors, LLC, which advises bank managements and boards on today’s most pressing strategic issues.

Prior to joining UWM, Greg served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Marshall & Ilsley Corporation and M&I Bank from 2006 until the company’s sale to BMO Harris Bank in 2011. Greg’s primary responsibilities covered accounting, liquidity, budgeting and forecasting, treasury, capital management, tax and mergers and acquisitions. While with M&I, Greg was integrally involved in the spin-off of Metavante and the acquisition of three banks and three asset management companies.

Prior to joining M&I, Greg held progressively senior roles during a 16 year Wall Street investment banking career, including six years as a Managing Director dedicated to advising the financial services industry on mergers and capital structure topics.

Greg is currently a Director of The Church Mutual Insurance Company. Additionally, he is a Director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra serving as Treasurer, Chairman of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. He is also a board member of the University School of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Pension Fund.

Greg is an honors graduate of both Princeton University (1985) and The University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business (1990).