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Tara Smith

Managing Director, Strategic Capital

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Tara Smith is a Managing Director, Strategic Capital at Cowen. Prior to Cowen she was the Chief Operating Officer at MHT Partners.  Previously she was a co-founder of MidSpan Partners, and spent over five years in the San Francisco office of Harris Williams & Co. She also spent several years as an investment professional for Key Principal Partners, a middle market subordinated debt and private equity firm, and Riordan, Lewis, and Haden, a private equity firm in Southern California.

Tara earned an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and a BA in Economics and History at Stanford University.

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