Managing Partner of JR Miller Enterprises
Managing Director and Investment Committee Member of Dakota Pacific Holdings
Mr. Smith is responsible for the sourcing and harvesting of private equity deals in all segments for Dakota Pacific Holdings. In addition to his duties at JR Miller Enterprises and Dakota Pacific Holdings, Mr. Smith also serves as Chief Executive Officer of CP Commercial Enterprises, a Dakota Pacific portfolio company that provides commercial and residential décor and finishes to large scale developers and contractors. Prior to joining JR Miller Enterprises, Mr. Smith served as Chief Executive Officer of Cheyenne Industries, an Arkansas based furniture and lighting business whose customers included Walmart, Target, Lowe’s, Bed Bath Beyond, and other big box and independent furniture dealers across the globe. Mr. Smith led an effective turnaround at Cheyenne Industries as they significantly expanded the product portfolio, sourcing capabilities, and customer base, which ultimately resulted in a successful sale of the business. Prior to leading Cheyenne Industries, Mr. Smith spent 15 years at Leslie’s Poolmart, the world’s largest retailer of swimming pool supplies and products. At Leslie’s Mr. Smith held progressive management positions in Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Inventory Management; and was ultimately responsible for leading the Merchandising, Sourcing, and Supply Chain divisions of the company. During Mr. Smith’s tenure with Leslie’s they became one of the most successful stories in the retail sector. Mr. Smith received a B.A. in Communications from the University of Utah. He resides in Park City with his wife, Alexis, and their four daughters.