The Team


Leadership

The Portfolio Partnership is a bench of very successful C-level executives with know-how. Scaling a business organically or by acquisition using proven know-how is compelling. We are operators with empathy because we’ve been there. It is likely we have a partner appropriate for your needs. Call Ian on 978 395 1155 or drop him an email Ian@TPPBoston.com.

Ian D. Smith

Ian Smith

978-395-1155

Ian@TPPBoston.com

Ian D. Smith B.A., C.A.

Ian’s career covers a 30-year period of building businesses in Europe and the U.S. Ian founded The Portfolio Partnership (TPP) in 2009 and over the last seven years, Ian and his team have scaled over a dozen New England based businesses, many with overseas offices in Europe and Asia. Ian has helped create remarkable businesses since the early 80s, including consumer magazines businesses with Thomson (now Thomson Reuters) as a divisional CFO, creating one of the first investment banking boutiques in London, building the FTSE 100 Capita Group in the 90s and more recently turning around software businesses in Boston.

He graduated from the University of Strathclyde and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Ian holds both US and UK citizenship. Unusually for a trained accountant, he is a huge fan of strong story telling, and has published seven books and around 500 blog posts, covering M&A, venture capital and entrepreneurship. A family man, he’s approaching his biggest achievement to date, 30 years happily married to Shona and being a dad to his two talented daughters Emily and Megan. To relax, he competes as a track athlete at 400m and 800m and has maintained a top 20 masters world ranking since 2006!