Goldman Sachs executive brings deep financial advisory experience with software technology companies.
ATLANTA May 9, 2023 —LeaseQuery, a leading provider of lease accounting software, has hired Justin Smith to serve as chief financial officer (CFO). Justin brings with him nearly two decades of senior leadership experience and will be responsible for LeaseQuery’s financial strategy and operations.
Prior to joining LeaseQuery, Justin was a senior member of Goldman Sachs’ technology investment banking team, where he helped lead the firm’s expansion into the Southeast. He was a member of the Technology, Media, and Telecom (TMT) coverage group, focusing on a range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings, debt financings and other strategic alternatives.
“Justin’s impressive background in finance and technology makes him a great fit for his role as LeaseQuery’s CFO,” said Joe Schab, LeaseQuery president and chief operating officer. “We welcome him to our team and look forward to his contributions as LeaseQuery’s rapid growth continues through product innovation, expanding our deeply loyal customer base and establishing new channel partnerships. I believe the depth and breadth of Justin’s experience will be a significant asset to our organization.”
“I am delighted to join the LeaseQuery team. I see tremendous growth opportunities as we build upon an already strong financial and operational foundation,” said Smith. “I am incredibly inspired by the platform that the LeaseQuery team has built, and I believe that their teamwork-driven culture, mission-centric focus on customer success and significant investments in product innovation have been key to their success. I look forward to working in partnership with the entire LeaseQuery team as we focus on the next chapter of growth.”
In addition to Justin’s role at Goldman Sachs, he concurrently served as a founding advisory board member at Engage Ventures, an Atlanta-based venture capital fund, where he sat on the investment selection committee. Justin holds a BA in molecular neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
For more information about LeaseQuery, please visit http://www.leasequery.com.
LeaseQuery makes accountants’ lives easier by simplifying the complex with technology. More than 30,000 financial professionals globally rely on our cloud-based, CPA-approved solutions and in-house accounting expertise to comply with confidence across various FASB, GASB and IASB accounting standards. Our software helps businesses minimize risk, increase efficiency and reduce costs. Learn more about LeaseQuery’s core platform, which focuses on easing the mandatory transition to ASC 842, IFRS 16, GASB 87 and GASB 96, or explore additional accounting tools. For more information, visit LeaseQuery.com.