Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Managing Director · +1 (608) 240 2665
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Matthew Smith is a managing director with Baker Tilly Capital, the wholly-owned FINRA broker-dealer subsidiary of Baker Tilly. Matthew has been with the firm since 2019. He primarily works with the Opportunity Zone and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) programs, providing flexible and affordable capital to projects and businesses.

Matthew has more than 22 years of experience as a financial advisor and wholesaling professional. His primary focus is on raising money in the independent broker-dealer and registered investment advisor (RIA) markets, using private placements with various structures such as Opportunity Zones, Delaware statutory trusts, tenants in common and real estate investment trusts (REITs).

FINRA Broker Check

  • Assists in the placement of Opportunity Zone investments in the RIA and independent broker-dealer community
  • A successful 10-year career as a financial advisor with large wirehouse firms
  • Raised more than $500 million in private placements in the real estate sector
  • Raised funds extensively in every major territory in the United States
  • Worked as a sales desk manager
  • Set up and opened an internal sales office
  • Interviewed and hired several people to build a complete sales force team
  • A successful 12-year career involved in various aspects of the financial markets, including raising equity, key account development and client relations

Licenses and certifications

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities licenses, series 7, 24, 63, 65 and 79




Bachelor of Finance in real estate and law

California State Polytechnic University (Pomona)