Neil Smith, CEO of Promontory Growth and Innovation (PGI), has for the last 20 years focused on helping large corporations dramatically improve performance and profitability by growing revenues and innovatively reducing costs. Smith has led initiatives across a number of industries with some of the strongest companies in the United States, including Mellon Bank, Willis, and North American Van Lines. He recently spearheaded the highly-visible initiative across Bank of America and a firm he cofounded was responsible for projects at Heinz, Detroit Edison, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee. His efforts have helped increase profits at top companies by 20 percent or more.
Neil has an MBA from the Harvard Business School where he was a Knox Fellow and a B.A. in Physics and Economics from the University of Keele in England, where he graduated with Honours. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of British American Business, the President of the North American Foundation for Keele University and head of the university’s alumni association in North America.
Neil lives in Manhasset, New York with his wife, Gina, and four children (Brianna, Alex, Caroline and Charlotte). His interests include watching soccer, cricket and baseball and collecting ancient British coins.