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David J. Smat

Telephone

+1 312.953.0431

Email Address

Location

Chicago

Sector Specialties

Energy & Sustainability | Business Services | Debt Advisory | TMT

Expertise

Mr. Smat’s experiences span the entire spectrum of acquiring, building and divesting businesses. As an entrepreneur and business owner, Mr. Smat has led and grown numerous companies in the telecommunications and technology services sector to achieve and exceed their business objectives via both organic and acquisition-based efforts. Mr. Smat has extensive experience leading companies that deliver services and solutions around the globe to commercial customers in small, middle and large enterprise markets and to the U.S. Federal Government.

Career

Mr. Smat’s experience and accomplishments include a twelve-year career at AT&T where he held senior executive sales leadership positions building, managing and growing organizations supporting telecommunications services, IT service providers, and systems integration customers. During his tenure at AT&T, Mr. Smat was a member of the negotiating team that successfully completed AT&T’s acquisition of IBM’s Global Networking business in a $6 billion transaction.

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