Keith W. Smith
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman
Prior to joining Parkview, Keith Smith was a Managing Director with Capital Point Partners from 2009 to 2015, where he invested and/or realized more than $150 million in direct lending 1st lien, 2nd lien and mezzanine investments, as well as complimentary minority equity investments. In addition, Mr. Smith served on the Investment Committee of Capital Point Partners. Prior to Capital Point, he worked for Rabobank International (“RI”) from 2006 to 2009, where he was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager of more than $2 billion in direct lending and structured credit bank assets for one of the company’s special investment vehicles. He played a key role in originating new client transactions as well as managing a book of existing bank clients. Prior to RI, he was an Associate Director in the Structured Finance Group of Standard & Poor’s from 2002 to 2006, where he analyzed and rated transactions across a broad spectrum of asset types. In addition to his credit markets background, Mr. Smith also has over 6 years legal experience as an attorney in both the public and private sectors.
Mr. Smith holds a B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin; a J.D. from Southern Methodist University; and an M.B.A. from The Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
Charles Jacobson serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Pine Hill Group, LLC ("Pine Hill"), a consulting firm which he co-founded in 2007. Pine Hill provides management level finance, accounting and transaction advisory services to middle market public and private companies. Since 2012, Mr. Jacobson has been serving as Chief Financial Officer of SWK Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded company providing specialty financing solutions to companies in the life science industry. Mr. Jacobson was appointed Interim CFO in 2015 and Interim CEO in 2016 of The PMI Group, Inc. ("PMI") and has been a Director of PMI since 2017. From 2012 to 2013, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Pro Capital, LLC ("Pro Cap"), an investment management business specializing in investments of municipal tax liens. He also served on Pro Cap's board of managers, from 2012 to 2014. From 2008 to 2011, he served as Chief Financial Officer of FS Investment Corporation, a business development company whose shares currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange, pursuant to an agreement between Pine Hill and FS Investment Corporation. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Jacobson worked for ATX Communications, Inc. ("ATX"), becoming the organization's senior vice president of finance where he was responsible for managing ATX's finance organization.
Prior to working for ATX, Mr. Jacobson held senior managerial audit positions with Ernst & Young LLP from 1999 to 2001 and with BDO Seidman, LLP from 1996 to 1999, where he was responsible for audit engagements of private, pre-IPO and publicly traded companies in a variety of different industries. He began his professional career in 1993 at a regional public accounting firm where he performed audits on governmental entities.
Mr. Jacobson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University.
Adrienne Yost Hart
Chief Compliance Officer
Adrienne Hart has served as a Principal in Pine Street Financial Group, a consulting firm focused on providing compliance services to investment advisers and broker-dealers, since 2014. As the principal of Pine Street Financial Group, Ms. Hart works closely with clients in the securities industry who need assistance meeting their regulatory and risk management compliance requirements. From 2010 to 2014, she served as Senior Vice President – Legal and Compliance for Franklin Square Capital Partners, a sponsor of alternative investment products, including business development companies and closed-end investment companies. From 2001 to 2009, she served as Senior Vice President and Counsel to Sovereign Bank Capital Markets and Sovereign Bank Wealth Management as well as Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel to Sovereign Securities Corporation, LLC. Prior to her time at Sovereign Bank, from 1998 to 2000, she served as First Vice President at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. She is a seasoned financial services professional with extensive experience managing brokerage, trading and regulatory businesses. Her expertise extends across all aspects of a securities business to include legal, compliance, operations and marketing. Ms. Hart has worked with several start-up ventures creating and implementing processes to integrate compliance into business practices.
Ms. Hart holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.