Paige Pierce

Paige Pierce

President, CEO, Director at RW Smith

Greater Salt Lake City Area
Financial Services

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Paige Pierce's Overview

  • Chief Operating Officer at RW Smith & Associates, Inc.
  • Chief Financial & Operating Officer at Agincourt, Ltd
  • Vice President at ABN AMRO
  • Chief Financial & Operating Officer at Ross Sinclaire & Associates, Inc.
  • Vice President at Exchange National Bank
  • Chief Financial Officer at Lee Asset Management
  • Founding Principal / Chief Financial & Operating Officer at RW Smith & Associates, Inc.
  • Fixed Income Operations at People's National Bank
  • Municipal Operations at Paine Webber
  • Blanchet High School
  • St Francis Xavier / Wilmette

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Paige Pierce's Summary

Paige W. Pierce brings over 30 years of investment industry experience with small firms and major corporate entities in the North American capital markets to RW Smith. Paige is an experienced, innovative and visionary hands-on strategic planner. She has extensive trading, sales, compliance, operational, systems, financial control, as well as strategic partner development experience both domestically and internationally. In her current position she oversees the growth and strategy of the firm and works closely with industry regulatory agencies and associations.

Paige was elected to represent the Small Firm sector of the investment industry, over 3700 firms, on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s National Adjudicatory Council, which is the appellate court for enforcement actions brought by FINRA against members and member firms within the investment industry.

Paige serves on the SIFMA Small Firms Comm, Municipal Executive Comm, Municipal Broker’s Broker Comm (Chair 08-11), among others. She served a 3-year term on the FINRA District 3 Comm (Chair 10-11) and currently serves on the FINRA Fixed Income Comm. She serves as hearing panelist for FINRA cases and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Paige co-founded the Women in the Investment Industry PSA group, was Network Chair/Utah Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization, and was Chair of the YPO Pacific Region Women’s International Network (07-09). She is currently on the YPO Advisory Board with Stanford University and previously represented the Small Firm sector of the municipal bond market in Municipal and Credit Markets meetings with the Federal Reserve Chairman.

In 2008, Paige was appointed by the US Air Force 388th Fighter Wing as Honorary Commander at Hill Air Force Base in Utah and serves to this day with pride.

Paige Pierce's Experience

President, CEO, Director

RW Smith

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Financial Services industry

August 2004Present (10 years 2 months)

Responsible for setting the strategy, vision, and corporate culture for the firm; operational efficiency; marketing; innovative systems development and implementation; business process reengineering; financial control; revenue generation and capital growth; human resource management; regulatory compliance; product development; project management; represent firm at regulatory and legistlative sessions; promote company through written articles, personal appearances at conferences and on radio/TV; contract negotiation; review of all corporate policies and procedures.

Chief Operating Officer

RW Smith & Associates, Inc.

Financial Services industry

20012004 (3 years)

Chief Financial & Operating Officer

Agincourt, Ltd

19941997 (3 years)

Vice President


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Banking industry

19911993 (2 years)

Chief Financial & Operating Officer

Ross Sinclaire & Associates, Inc.

19901991 (1 year)

Vice President

Exchange National Bank

19891990 (1 year)

Chief Financial Officer

Lee Asset Management

19881989 (1 year)

Founding Principal / Chief Financial & Operating Officer

RW Smith & Associates, Inc.

Financial Services industry

19851988 (3 years)

Fixed Income Operations

People's National Bank

Banking industry

19841985 (1 year)

Municipal Operations

Paine Webber

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Financial Services industry

19831984 (1 year)

Paige Pierce's Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Contract Negotiation
  3. Product Development
  4. Business Process Re-engineering
  5. Software Development
  6. IT Management
  7. Start-ups
  8. Executive Management
  9. Investments
  10. Private Equity
  11. Strategic Partnerships
  12. Turn Around Management
  13. Due Diligence
  14. Acquisition Integration
  15. Management Consulting
  16. Business Strategy
  17. Budgets
  18. Business Development
  19. Business Planning
  20. Capital
  21. Capital Markets
  22. Entrepreneurship
  23. FINRA
  24. Finance
  25. Financial Modeling
  26. Financial Services
  27. Financial Structuring
  28. International Business
  29. Joint Ventures
  30. Leadership
  31. Negotiation
  32. Policy
  33. Strategy
  34. Team Building
  35. Program Management
  36. Corporate Governance
  37. Fixed Income
  38. Investment Banking
  39. P
  40. Marketing
  41. Product Management
  42. Restructuring
  43. Risk Management
  44. Sales
  45. Securities
  46. Trading

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Paige Pierce's Education

Harvard Business School


Executive Education Program - Young Presidents' Organization (Annual)

University of Washington


Activities and Societies: Women's Crew Team, Sigma Kappa Sorority

Garfield High School


Activities and Societies: Senior class president, Basketball, Rowing (Green Lake Crew)

Blanchet High School


Activities and Societies: Golf, Basketball, Track, Rowing (Green Lake Crew)

St Francis Xavier / Wilmette


Paige Pierce's Additional Information


travel, lacrosse (sidelines supporting my son), crew, advocacy work in Washington, DC and New York, YPO, ongoing professional development

Groups and Associations:

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, National Association of Independent Broker Dealers, Young Presidents' Organization, United States Air Force 388th FW/Hill Air Force Base, Judge Memorial Catholic High School, CHOICE Humanitarian, Western Washington Amputee Association

Honors and Awards:

* Honorary Commander of the United States Air Force 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base/Utah

* Selected to represent the municipal securities small firm sector in a combined Municipal and Credit Markets meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

* Elected to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority District Committee to represent member firms in WA-OR-ID-MT-WY-UT-NV-AZ-NM-CO-AK

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