Marcus Smith

Director of Investor Relations

Marcus Smith is the Director of Investor Relations at Ara. He has significant experience working with institutional investors in a variety of capacities.

Prior to joining Ara, Marcus served as Director of Institutional Sales at Salient Partners. Salient offers a suite of strategies focused on real assets, comprised of master limited partnerships, real estate, and tactical alternatives, with over $9 billion in assets under management. During his tenure at Salient, Marcus leveraged existing relationships with top U.S. consulting firms and pension plans to advance the firm’s standing in MLPs and risk parity opportunities. Earlier in his career, Marcus was an account manager at Enron Energy Services.

Marcus holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business.