Steven D. Smith
Mr. Smith is the Managing Partner of Aurora Resurgence. Prior to joining Resurgence, Mr. Smith spent over 25 years on Wall Street primarily advising distressed companies with total debts exceeding $350 billion in the aggregate. He held a variety of leadership positions at UBS Investment Bank including Global Head of Restructuring, Global Head of Leverage Finance and Americas Head of Financial Sponsors. He also served on the Americas Executive Committee and Global Management Committee. His restructuring work has been recognized by the Turnaround Management Association's Mega Company Transaction of the Year award (General Growth Properties 2011) and the M&A Advisor Media, Telecom & Technology Turnaround Deal of the Year award (ION Media 2008).
Before joining UBS in 2001, Mr. Smith was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and DLJ, where he was a member of the restructuring and leveraged finance groups. Mr. Smith began his career in leveraged finance and restructuring as an associate at Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Smith received a BA in English and American Literature from the University of California, San Diego and a JD/MBA from UCLA. He served as a judicial clerk on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals following his graduation from UCLA. He currently serves on the advisory board of the American Bankruptcy Institute and is a member of the Turnaround Management Association.