Bart Smith

Managing Director

Drawing on 33 years of experience in banking, Bart serves as an expert resource in bank policy and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Performance Trust, Bart began his career in 1985 as an Assistant Examiner in the FDIC’s Houston, Texas Field Office. He received his Commission as an Examiner in 1989 and was promoted to Senior Examiner in 1991. During his tenure in Texas, Bart was instrumental in the examination and resolution of several large banks and savings and loans. In 1992, Bart accepted a Review Examiner position in the New York Regional Office, where he worked primarily with large multinational institutions. In 1997, he was promoted to the Field Supervisor position in the Baltimore, MD where he had coverage of all field examination activities in Maryland and the District of Columbia. In 2002, Bart became the Territory Supervisor for the FDIC’s Charlotte, NC office, which covers all supervisory activities in North and South Carolina, including several of the nation’s largest banks. Bart held his position in Charlotte until joining Performance Trust in 2012.

Bart holds an MBA from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel in Charleston, SC, and is also a graduate of The Stonier Graduate School of Banking.