Dirk Smith has been serving in the fundraising arena for over ten years. He served as a Regional Director at Harding University working on Capital Campaigns, Major Gifts and Planned Giving. Dirk brought a 294% increase in one year among his staff assignments. He also led his colleagues in gifts received by 260%. He has most recently been working with a non-profit organization, leading their development plan, helping them successfully complete a one year $3.5 million campaign with a goal achieved of $4 million.
Prior to his work in fundraising, Mr. Smith worked with T. Williams Consulting (ManpowerGroup Solutions) from 1999-2004, serving emerging technology and healthcare companies in the Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY markets. T. Williams Consulting worked with venture capital portfolio companies helping them successfully navigate through their business plan strategies helping to assure the exit strategy and liquidity event for their venture firm partners. Mr. Smith was Regional Manager and had line management responsibilities for 25 consultants.
From the late 1980’s thru 1999, Mr. Smith worked in the healthcare consulting industry as General Partner/Executive Vice President for MD Network, Inc. and Jackson & Coker, Inc. Dirk worked with hospitals, specialty groups and physician partnerships, helping them increase physician headcount after delivering detailed manpower survey reports. He also consulted with them regarding their business strategies. Dirk worked with organizations such as Humana, Tenet Healthcare and HCA. He was awarded Consultant of the Year in 1992 by his peers, which lead to his advancement within the healthcare consulting vertical.
Mr. Smith is a graduate of Harding University with a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership & Ethics. He has been married for 25 years to the former Wendy Kay Lisle and they have three children, Taryn, Tyler and Trevor.