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Joshua I. Smith | Chairman and Managing Partner

A nationally renowned entrepreneur and lecturer, Joshua has been Chairman and Managing Partner of The Coaching Group since 1998. In this capacity he is the "coach," senior advisor/consultant, to the CEO's of portfolio companies. Mr. Smith assumes active roles that include serving as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Board, Board member, or Advisory Board member. Previously he was Founder, Chairman and CEO of The MAXIMA Corporation, a 20-year-old consultancy that achieved a national reputation as one of the top African American owned, and fastest-growing firms in the United States.

Mr. Smith serves on the board of directors of three Fortune 100 companies: Caterpillar, Inc. (Chairman, Nominating Committee); FedEx Corp.; and Allstate Insurance Corp. He also serves as a director of Cardiocomm Solutions, Inc., a public company in Canada.

Mr. Smith was appointed by former President Bush to serve in the following capacities: Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Minority Business Development from 1989 to 1992; the Executive Committee of the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations; the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and the George H.W. Bush Memorial Library Board of Trustees. He also chaired the Committee on Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the George Bush for President Campaign.

Mr. Smith serves on the Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors of the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority.


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Joshua I. Smith

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