Ryan Smith joined American Securities in 2018. He focuses on evaluating structuring alternatives aimed at determining the optimal tax structure for acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings. In addition, he supports our portfolio companies on issues of tax structure and optimization.
Prior to joining American Securities, Ryan was a Senior Vice President at The Blackstone Group where he led the development and implementation of global tax planning strategies for Blackstone’s Private Equity, Tactical Opportunities and Infrastructure funds. Prior to Blackstone, he was a manager in the Mergers and Acquisitions Tax group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ryan received a BS in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, a JD from Temple University Beasley School of Law, and an LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.