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.

Gregory received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance from North Carolina State University. He later earned an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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 served as an Advisory Board member for the Applied Investment Management Program at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of Business, and is past President and executive committee member at Sherwood Swim and Racquet Club.

Gregory, Janet and their two daughters attend Westover Church in Greensboro.

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