G. Gregory Smith, Jr.

G. Gregory Smith, Jr.Gregory’s drive and commitment to detail has served him well as the founder of Smith Salley and current CEO. His dedication to his clients’ long term success is second to none and sets the tone for the firm. Prior to starting Smith Salley, Gregory was a portfolio manager at Franklin Street Partners in Chapel Hill where he gained experience in portfolio management and equity research having co-managed the Franklin Street Trust Small Cap Fund and provided research for the Core Equity Fund.

In 1997, Gregory received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance from North Carolina State University. He also earned an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continuing his affiliation with the Kenan-Flagler Business School, Gregory currently serves as an Advisory Board member for the Applied Investment Management Program.

Gregory was raised in Greensboro graduating from the Greensboro Day School.  He is an avid outdoorsman and is involved with the Coastal Conservation Association having served as president and chairman of the Triad chapter and as an executive Vice President on the State Board.

Gregory is also an active member of Ducks Unlimited and attends Westover Church.  He and his wife, Janet, are actively involved with Caldwell Academy, a K-12 classical Christian school where their two children attend.

To contact Gregory you can email him at gregory@smith-salley.com.