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Sam Smith

Chief Executive


Sam founded finnCap in 2007, leading the buyout of JM Finn’s corporate advisory and broking division. She started her career in 1998 when she joined the private client broker JM Finn, after qualifying as a chartered accountant with KPMG. Sam has worked on over 200 transactions, IPOs and secondary fund raisings.
In April 2010, Sam completed the purchase of the remaining shareholding from JM Finn. Under her leadership, as the youngest and only female chief executive of a City broker, finnCap is now one of the leading and fastest-growing independent brokers in the City. 
Outside her duties as CEO, Sam is actively involved in various mentoring projects and organisations such as Pinky Lilani’s “Women of the Future” awards, of which Sam is a former winner. Sam is also a patron for the Modern Muse project, aimed at millions of young girls throughout the UK to encourage and inspire them to look at business careers and entrepreneurship as a way to achieve their dreams.

Her awards include 2010 Business XL, 2009 Business XL, Power Top 50 – no 3 in the City, National Business Woman of the Future Award and Top 100 Financial Rising Stars Award.