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Brenden M. Smith

Managing Director | Vista Public Strategies | San Francisco

Brenden Smith joined Vista Public Strategies in 2014.

Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Smith served as the Founder and Portfolio Manager at Cypress Capital Management, a technology-media-telecom (TMT) long/short equity hedge fund. Before his time with Cypress Capital Management, Mr. Smith was a Partner at Neuberger Berman Technology Management, a TMT long/short equity hedge fund. Prior to Neuberger Berman Technology Management, Mr. Smith worked as the Global Technology Analyst and a Partner at Partner Fund Management, a diversified global hedge fund. Before his time with Partner Fund Management, Mr. Smith was an Analyst at WRCM and worked in the Global Investment Research Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a lead Analyst covering enterprise systems, storage, and infrastructure software. Mr. Smith also co-founded Goldman Sachs’ Technology Market Strategy research team.

In addition to his work at Vista, Mr. Smith is a member of the Board of Trustees for Valley Children’s Healthcare, a nonprofit children’s healthcare system supporting the health and wellness of families throughout Central California.



B.A. in Political Science (International Relations), Yale University

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