Who's Who of Top Executives

James Smith

Title: Managing Director
Company: i4 Advantage LLC
Location: Lockport, New York, United States

James Smith, managing director at i4 Advantage LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in asset management.

Mr. Smith’s educational journey began with a Bachelor of Professional Studies in interdisciplinary studies from SUNY Empire State College in 1999, followed by a Master of Business Administration in general business from Canisius University in 2000. Building upon this, he earned a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2001. His academic pursuits culminated in a PhD in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University in 2013. 

Mr. Smith began his professional journey as a spiritual care coordinator at Niagara Hospice from 1993 to 1999. He then entered the financial sector, serving as a tutor and assessor at the State University of New York from 2001 to 2003, followed by a role as a commercial credit officer at the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2001 to 2004. From 2004 to 2007, he excelled as a small commercial loan portfolio manager at Hudson Valley Bank and NYNB Bank, managing a portfolio worth $2,000,000 and growing it to $20,000,000. Transitioning to UBS Financial Services from 2007 to 2010, he served as a Financial Advisor, providing tailored solutions to clients. Since 2010, Mr. Smith has been the managing director of i4 Advantage LLC, making significant contributions to the company.

Mr. Smith attributes his achievements to staying true to himself and following his own path. Looking ahead, Mr. Smith envisions a future where he dedicates his time to teaching and non-profit work, sharing his insights on the four disciplines of life and business: things, energy, relationships, and money. His journey is marked by a commitment to unity and social harmony, as evidenced by his role as President of the Foundation of Unity, Inc., and his contributions to art and social unity initiatives.

For more information, please visit:
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Goal-Centered Management and Leadership: Teaching Passion: Global Similarity in a Diverse World
A Human Experience Realist Ontology
Unity Experiences in High-Performance Professionals
A Synthesis of The Prevailing Conflict Management Paradigms: Toward a Unity of Conflict

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