TopVet: James Smyth, Kestrel Technologies

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James K. Smyth, who served in Vietnam with 5th Special Forces, currently serves as Executive Vice President for Marketing of Kestrel Technologies. He is responsible for overseeing Kestrel’s marketing operations, including product positioning, promotion, and sales; customer support; and public relations.

Prior to joining Kestrel, which develops and distributes front-office software for securities dealers, brokers, and investment managers, Mr. Smyth, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Fordham University and his MBA in corporate finance from Columbia University, spent 22 years as an institutional fixed-income salesman at firms such as Salomon Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Drexel Burnham Lambert, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Mr. Smyth is a director of the Burgundy Wine Company; vice president of operations of the Explorers Club of New York; and member of the Athletic committee of the New York Athletic Club.

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