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Work experience

Apr 2006Apr 2009

Operating Partner

Symphony Technology Group
Work with portfolio companies to restructure, build management teams, reposition business models and market direction.
Sep 2000Nov 2005

Executive Vice President

Mercury Interactive Corp
$1 billion enterprise infrastructure SW company sold to HP in July 2006. Strategy, mergers and acquisitions, Chief Financial Officer from end of 2001 through November 2005.
Oct 1996Sep 2000

Managing Director

Hambrecht & Quist LLC
Technology focused investment bank and venture capital firm. Co-head of Software and Internet Group. Produced significant capital gains for H&Q Employee Fund and Access Technology Partners. Sourced and closed several large M&A assignments.
Sep 1992Jun 1996

Senior Vice President

Computervision Corporation
First large tech LBO. Major turnaround that resulted in successful recapitalization of company and resulted in sale of company to Parametric Technology Corp. Chief Financial Office and Head of Strategy and Corporate Development.


Sep 1974Jun 1977

Master of Arts

Northeastern University
Teaching Fellow with 100% scholarship.
Sep 1969Jun 1973


Union College
Member of hockey club and golf team.


Possessing many years of professional experience, Mr. Douglas Smith established a solid reputation as an expert in the financial and technology fields. In his most recent position as an Operating Partner with Symphony Technology Group, Douglas Smith worked closely with a number of portfolio companies. Douglas Smith served as Global Chief Operating Officer of Capco, a consulting and technology services firm. Under Douglas Smith’s keen management, Capco rebounded from a $2.5 million quarterly loss to a $5 million quarterly profit. Prior to his work with Symphony Technology Group, Douglas Smith acted as the Executive Vice President of Mercury Interactive Corp. Douglas Smith also served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and led the company to 25% annual growth. Additionally, Douglas Smith served as the Managing Director of Hambrecht & Quist LLC and as Senior Vice President of Computervision Corporation. Douglas Smith began his formal education as an undergrad at Union College, where he studied Economics. Upon earning his Bachelor of Arts degree, Douglas Smith moved on to graduate school at Northeastern University. Serving as a Teaching Fellow, Douglas Smith attended school on a full scholarship. Douglas Smith earned his Master of Arts degree in International Economics and Affairs in 1977. When he is not working, Douglas Smith can be found enjoying the outdoors. Among Douglas Smith’s favorite activities are skiing, golfing, hiking, scuba diving, reading, and traveling. Douglas Smith is also actively involved in his community and participates in San Rafael, California’s Artworks Downtown. Mr. Douglas Smith currently resides in Ross, California.

Community Service

Children, Inc.,, Dirosa Foundation, artworks downtown, San Rafael, CA.


reading, hiking, scuba diving, travel, skiing, golf