Executive Team

F. Alexander (Xan) Smith
Managing Director of Business Development

Xan Smith began his career in Corporate Banking at Wachovia Securities. Prior to Bourne Partners, he worked in Investment Banking at First Union Capital Markets where he was responsible for corporate finance solutions for select industry and Fortune 1000 clients.  Most recently, he served as a Director of Scale Finance LLC where he provided capital and strategic advisory solutions for venture stage growth companies in high growth sectors.  His professional experience also includes extensive involvement in real estate development, both with large scale master planned community developer, Crescent Resources, LLC/Morgan Stanley Real Estate, and as a principal in his own development firm. 

He received a B.A. in English and a Minor in Business from Wake Forest University (cum laude), and spent an academic year abroad at The University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where he was a member of the University golf team.  He also received an M.B.A. degree from Wake Forest University.

At Bourne Partners, Xan is responsible for business development activities, with a focus on M&A, capital raise, licensing and partnering opportunities within Bourne Partners’ pharmaceutical and consumer health advisory practice.  Outside of Bourne, he serves on the Board of Trustees of The O’Neal School and is a licensed Real Estate Broker-In-Charge.  He enjoys golf, travel and spending time with his wife and daughter and son twins.