Donald Smart, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Donald Smart

Donald Smart heads the compliance and regulatory requirements at Horizon. His primary role and responsibilities include overseeing all compliance activities within the company regarding investor compliance laws, regulatory requirements, policies and procedures and best practices. 

Prior to joining Horizon, Mr. Smart was Managing Director in the Public Finance Department of Jackson Securities Investment Bank were he was responsible for developing new tax exempt finance clients in the Southeast Region and serving the needs of the company’s existing public finance and preparing FINRA and SEC filing requirements. 

Mr. Smart was also the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Atlanta Life Financial Group were he served as the chief legal officer for each of the holding company’s three subsidiaries. Mr. Smart managed the legal, regulatory and compliance function including filing and reporting requirements for all four corporate entities and provided legal counsel to the Chief Operating Officers and Business Unit Officers.

Mr. Smart’s career includes him in roles of Managing Director at Jackson Securities Inc, Senior Vice President at Llama Company Investment Bank, Equity Partner at Glankler Brown Law Firm, Portfolio Manager at People’s Bank and Senior Associate at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Group.

Mr. Smart received his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College, A Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.