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Wayne D. Smith

Wayne D. Smith

Managing Director Providence

Mr. Smith joined Pathway in 2011 and is a managing director in the Rhode Island office. He is responsible for investment analysis and conducting due diligence on primaries, secondaries, and co-investments; negotiating and reviewing investment vehicle documents; and client servicing. Mr. Smith is the co-head of Pathway’s private credit team, which invests across the private credit markets, including in direct lending, mezzanine, distressed, and opportunistic credit strategies. Mr. Smith is a member of various Pathway committees, including the firm’s Investment Committee Mr. Smith serves on the advisory boards of several private market partnerships.

Prior to joining Pathway, Mr. Smith managed the private equity program for the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (PRIM) in Massachusetts, where he had worked since 2000. In this capacity, he performed due diligence, recommended investments, and had oversight responsibility for a portfolio of more than 200 limited partnerships and $15 billion in committed capital. Before joining PRIM, Mr. Smith had worked on private equity investments for Liberty Mutual Group since 1996. He received a BA in management from Assumption College and an MBA from Babson College. Mr. Smith is a CFA charterholder.

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