Mr. Smith is a veteran investment banker with over 45 years of experience, primarily within the forest products and paper and packaging industries.  He most recently served as a Senior Advisor at Houlihan Lokey and Greenhill & Company .  Prior to Houlihan Lokey and Greenhill, he had been with UBS and its predecessor company Dillon Read since 1990.  Before that, he worked at Goldman Sachs and Salomon Brothers for many years. Bowen’s clients have included International Paper Company, Georgia Pacific, Louisiana Pacific, Rayonier, The St. Joe Company, Roseburg Lumber, Temple-Inland, Champion International, Union Camp Corporation, Bowater, Repap, and Gaylord Container as well as many leading TIMOs, including Hancock Natural Resource Group, and other alternative asset management companies.

Mr. Smith served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Forces, is an alumnus of Colgate University, and has an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.