January 31, 2012

Ray Smith

Ray is the Chairman of Rothschild Continuation Investments, the leading European investment house. 

Ray was a Founding Partner and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Arlington Capital Partners, the middle market private equity firm with $1.5 billion under management.

Ray previously was the CEO and Chairman of Bell Atlantic (the predecessor company to Verizon Communications); over his career at Bell Atlantic (including ten years as the CEO), he built the company to become the largest communications company in the U.S.