Brian Smith
Chief Operating Officer

Brian is Chief Operating Officer at Angel Oak Capital and is responsible for the implementation and execution of the firm’s key strategic initiatives. He has direct oversight of all operational responsibilities relating to Angel Oak’s mutual funds, private funds and institutional advisory accounts. In addition, he oversees the firm’s marketing initiatives including all branding, digital and public relations strategies. Brian has over 25 years of expertise in sales, marketing and business development.

Prior to joining Angel Oak, Brian co-founded SouthStar Funding, a non-agency mortgage origination company with over 800 employees and $6.5 billion in annual origination. From 1998 to 2007, Brian had responsibility for all sales, marketing, correspondent lending, and e-Business divisions and had direct oversight over 250+ employees. In addition, he has been involved in several Atlanta-based start-up companies in both active and passive roles.

Brian holds a B.B.A. degree in Marketing from the University of Georgia.