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04/04/2017



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Gibson Smith joins CamberView Partners as a Partner

CamberView Partners, LLC, the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for public companies on shareholder activism and investor engagement, is pleased to announce that Gibson Smith, a former Managing Director at Citigroup, has joined the firm as a Partner. 

"We are very excited to have Gib on our team to drive our business development efforts and develop relationships across the market," said Abe M. Friedman, CEO of CamberView. "As CamberView has grown as a firm, our work has shaped the landscape of shareholder engagement. Gib's more than two decades of experience working closely with investors and companies will be a valuable resource to our clients."

Before joining CamberView, Mr. Smith was a Managing Director at Citigroup. In that role, he co-founded the Private Company Access Group which was responsible for advising innovative growth companies on business and capital development strategies.  Prior to this assignment, he ran Citi's North American Corporate Access Group, one of the largest of such groups on Wall Street. In this role, Mr. Smith and his team advised Fortune 1000 companies on investor targeting strategies and executed thousands of investor meetings annually. Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith worked as an Institutional Equity Salesperson at Citi and Goldman Sachs and in retail branch management and business banking at Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo). 

Mr. Smith holds an M.B.A. and a bachelor's degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his CFA designation in 2001.

"In just a few years, CamberView has not only created an entire market for sophisticated investor engagement services, it has become the firm you must have on your side to win the support of your investors in complex and challenging situations," said Mr. Smith. "I am looking forward to working with the CamberView team to build relationships, expand its offering and help its clients understand, engage and succeed with investors."

About CamberView Partners

CamberView Partners is the leading provider of investor-led advice to public companies on engagement and shareholder relations, activism and contested situations, sustainability and complex corporate governance matters. CamberView helps its clients succeed by providing unique insight into investors' perspectives on long-term value creation, interpreting the evolving governance landscape and creating proactive strategies to stay ahead of investor challenges.

Our Services

Governance Advisory • Shareholder Engagement
Activism Defense • Contested and Complex M&A • Say on Pay
Sustainability • IPO Governance • IR Advisory