Skyview Capital has named Darryl Smith as president of global portfolio operations. The appointment is effective immediately. Smith will be based in the firm’s new Dallas office. Prior to joining Skyview, Smith was a managing partner at CrimStone Partners.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Skyview Capital, LLC (www.skyviewcapital.com) has named Darryl Smith as President of Global Portfolio Operations, effective immediately.
Based in Skyview Capital’s newly-established Dallas office, Smith will oversee operations on behalf of Skyview’s portfolio companies, as well as due diligence, deal support, new acquisition transitions and portfolio strategy, and company performance improvement. In addition, Smith will serve as a member of Skyview Capital’s Investment Committee where he will provide input on pending deals and final decisions regarding the firm’s investments.
Smith joins Los Angeles-based Skyview Capital with a distinguished career as a private equity investor and operating professional. Prior to his Skyview appointment, he served as Managing Partner for CrimStone Partners, a private equity fund focused on acquiring and growing middle-market manufacturing and business services companies. He previously held the CEO position for several businesses including Cimcon Finishing, a metal finishing business headquartered in Garland, Texas that provides powder coating and platting services to a number of aerospace, defense and industrial customers; and Premier Logitech, a Dallas-based logistics and technology service provider where, under his leadership, the company’s revenues were increased over 10-fold.
Smith also held the position of Vice President, Portfolio Operations for Los Angeles-based Platinum Equity where he played a pivotal role in numerous acquisitions, most notably the carve-out and turnaround of Hays Logistics, a $1.5 billion European logistics company. During his tenure at Platinum, he led operational due diligence, Portfolio Company monitoring and turn-around activities. In addition, he developed and implemented market strategies, launched and monitored performance improvement initiatives and managed company working capital. Prior to his role with Platinum, Smith served as Strategic Services Senior Engagement Manager with global management consulting services firm Accenture.
Smith served our country as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he achieved the rank of captain. He saw combat during DESERT STORM and was awarded two Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medals for superior service. An avid boxer, Smith became the US Naval Academy Brigade Boxing champion and National College Boxing Association runner up.
Smith earned a B.S. in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of advisors for the Dallas Salvation Army. Smith resides with his wife and daughter near Dallas, Texas.
“My association with Darryl goes back nearly 15 years when I worked side-by-side with him during our tenure at Platinum Equity. It was during this time that I came to recognize and appreciate his steadfast work ethic, extraordinary business acumen and outstanding problem-solving abilities. Darryl is a proven private equity operator with exceptional leadership skills whose depth of experience and track record of success will help further Skyview’s continuing growth,” said Alex Soltani, Chief Executive Officer of Skyview Capital.
About Skyview Capital, LLC: Skyview Capital is a global private investment firm headquartered In Los Angeles specializing in the acquisition and management of mission critical enterprises in the areas of technology, telecommunications, business services and niche manufacturing. By leveraging its deep operational resources and financial acumen, Skyview systematically enhances the long-term sustainable value of the businesses it acquires. To date, Skyview has successfully completed more than 25 transactions within its target market verticals. Visit www.skyviewcapital.com.