Darryl Smith is a member of Skyview’s Executive and Investment Committees. Based in Dallas, Smith oversees operations on behalf of Skyview’s portfolio companies, as well as due diligence and deal support, new acquisition transitions and portfolio strategy, and company performance improvement. As a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, he plays a pivotal role in helping determine prospective portfolio company investments.
Smith joins Skyview capital with a distinguished career as a private equity investor and entrepreneur. Prior to his Skyview appointment, he served as Managing Partner for CrimStone Partners, a private equity fund focused on acquiring and growing middle-market manufacturing and business services companies. He previously held the CEO position for three noted companies, including Ft. Worth-based Waples Precision Manufacturing, a metal machined parts manufacturer to several leading aerospace, defense and oil and gas clients; Cimcon Finishing, a metal finishing business headquartered in Garland, Texas that provides powder coating and platting services to a number of aerospace, defense and industrial customers; and Premier Logitech, a Dallas-based logistics and technology service provider where, under his leadership, the company’s revenues were increased over 10-fold. Smith also held the position of Vice President, Portfolio Operations for Los Angeles-based Platinum Equity where he played a pivotal role in numerous acquisitions, most notably the carve-out and turnaround of Hays Logistics, a leading European third party logistics company. During his tenure at Platinum, he led operational due diligence, Portfolio Company monitoring and turn-around activities. In addition, he developed and implemented market strategies, launched and monitored performance improvement initiatives and managed company working capital.
Smith served our country as a commissioned officer in the U. S. Marine Corps, where he achieved the rank of captain. He saw combat during DESERT STORM and was awarded two Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medals for superior service. He earned a B.S. in Economics from the U. S. Naval Academy and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of advisors for the Dallas Salvation Army. Smith resides with his wife and daughter near Dallas, Texas.