Ivona Smith

 
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ismith@drivetrainllc.com

212 856 9700 x08

Experienced fiduciary and investment professional with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Current roles include board seat representation and litigation, liquidation, and general unsecured creditors trusts. Formerly, a co-founder and manager of a hedge fund with an 11-year track record specializing in investing in distressed debt and equities. Prior experience also includes distressed advisory, valuation, and audit experience.


REPRESENTATIVE BOARD Seats & Post-Bankruptcy Trust EXPERIENCE

The Weinstein Company — Independent Board Member

ITN Networks LLC — Independent Board Member & Special Committee Member

Sherwin Alumina Company LLC — Chapter 11 Plan Administrator

Ignite Restaurant Group — General Unsecured Creditors Trust

Doral Financial Corporation — Liquidating Trustee

SunEdison, Inc. — Litigation Trustee

EXPERIENCE

2014–2016 Fair Oaks Capital LP, New York, NY
Managing Director

2001–2012 Restoration Capital Management LLC, Greenwich, CT
Co-Founder/Portfolio Manager

1999–2000 Tribeca Investments, LLC (Citigroup/Traveler’s Subsidiary), New York, NY
Co-Portfolio Manager

1998–1999 Whippoorwill Associates Inc., White Plains, NY
Research Analyst

1996–1998 Ernst & Young LLP, New York, NY
Senior Consultant, FAS (Financial Advisory Services)

1991–1995 Kidder, Peabody & Co. Inc., New York, NY
Financial Analyst, Kidder Peabody Asset Management

EDUCATION

NYU Stern School of Business –– M.B.A. Finance/International Business

Fordham University –– B.S. Finance