Our Experience Helps Define Yours

At Donald Smith & Co., our tight-knit team and collaborative culture are our greatest assets.
Donald Smith and Richard Greenberg have worked together for over three decades. They are supported by a team of investment analysts and business professionals with extensive industry experience.

Donald Smith
President & Co-Chief Investment Officer

Donald is the founder and the Co-Chief Investment Officer of Donald Smith & Co., Inc. Donald first began his career as an analyst with Capital Research Company. He subsequently became a Director, Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Capital Guardian Trust Co. In 1980, Donald became the Chief Investment Officer of Home Insurance Company, and President of Home Portfolio Advisors, Inc., which he purchased in 1983 and changed the name to Donald Smith & Co., Inc. 

Donald received a BS in Finance and Accounting from the University of Illinois, an MBA from Harvard University and a JD from UCLA Law School, and was admitted to the Bar Association of California.

Richard Greenberg, CFA
Co-Chief Investment Officer

With the firm since 1981, Richard began his investment career at Home Insurance Co. as an industry analyst working with Donald Smith, focusing primarily on the metals, banking, and housing sectors. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from SUNY Binghamton with a BA in Psychology, and received an MBA from the Wharton School.

Jon Hartsel, CFA
Director of Research & Portfolio Manager

With the firm since 2003, Jon previously worked for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. He later worked at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America in investment banking where he worked with energy companies, utilities, and financial institutions. He received a BA in Economics from William & Mary and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

John Piermont, CFA
Research Analyst

With the firm since 2010, John was a Vice President at Citi Institutional Consulting, a division of Smith Barney that he co-founded in 2005. Prior to CIC, he was an Assistant Vice President in the Smith Barney Strategy and Finance Group. John received an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Columbia Business School where he was a member of the value investing program.

Jeff Putnam
Research Analyst

With the firm since 2017, Jeff began his career in investment banking at UBS, where he focused on power and utilities. He also previously worked as an investment associate at Leaf Capital Management, a private equity fund focused on clean energy/infrastructure investments, and as a summer analyst at Elliott Management. Jeff received a BA in Economics with honors from Williams College and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Kamal Shah, CFA
Macro Analyst & Trader

With the firm since 2001, Kamal began his career as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has previously worked as an analyst at Advest Securities and at C.E. Unterberg, Towbin where he covered the computer / telecom software sectors. Kamal received a combined BBA / MBA in Accounting from Pace University.

Ann Cianfrone, IACCP
Chief Compliance & Administrative Officer

With the firm since 2004, Ann graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Business Administration. She received an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Jane Park, CFA
Director of Client Relations & Business Development

With the firm since 2015, Jane previously worked in Equity Research at Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Citadel Investment Group in New York and Tokyo. More recently, she worked at Brevan Howard in the Investor Relations and Marketing team. Jane graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She received an MBA from the Wharton School.

Nolan Boyer
Operations Associate

With the firm since 2017, Nolan assists in running the operations of Donald Smith & Co., Inc. Nolan received a BA in English with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.