Robert Smith, Founder of ICV, entered Wall Street 21 years ago with lessons passed down from four generations of family members who worked in the investment industry before him. Since 2006, he has worked for, advised and co-invested with Family Offices, while serving in capacities that involved sourcing investment opportunities, conducting company and manager due diligence, and deal syndication. Over the course of his career, he has managed sales desks and trading desks at large financial institutions, where he built a Fund Investor network. He led in profitability at three firms: once while working in a trading capacity and twice while working in a sales capacity. He is Partner of Merchant Liquidity Fund, a hybrid hedge/private equity fund; Business Strategy Advisor to New Frontier Bio, which leverages the long-term involvement of the Kennedy family in health care; Senior Advisor for Fundraising and Partnerships to the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates; and, Senior Advisor to Millenia Music and Chair of the EARTH’S CALL Global Brain Trust / Finance. Robert serves on the Boards of Childhood Cancer Kids, The Children’s Village, Tuesday’s Children, and The Harmon Foundation.