Denise Smith, Chief Operating Officer
Denise Smith is a visionary C-suite executive with 20+ years of private and venture capital experience, specializing in product and technology operations strategy, M&A, turnarounds, and human capital management. She’s a trusted advisor for angel, venture-backed, and private equity companies, accelerating growth with end-to-end value. Denise’s expertise includes strategic communications, executive management, customer experience, e-commerce, joint ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions, operational due diligence, process improvement, and turnarounds.
Denise has a proven track record of leading organizations through challenging times, helping them achieve sustainable growth. She’s known for her ability to navigate complex situations and deliver results. Denise is committed to youth exposure to spark curiosity. As a wife, mother of two, and proud Morehouse College parent, her favorite quote, “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do,” embodies her approach to life and work, believing anything is possible with the right mindset.