Burke Smith

Burke, Managing Director and Head of Capstone’s Transportation & Logistics Group, brings over 20 years of experience as an advisor to or leader of middle market companies, including several asset-based trucking and warehousing operations. Over his career as an M&A advisor, Burke has executed more than 45 transactions with a combined value in excess of $40 billion.

Burke began his career working on Wall Street. He initially trained at Wasserstein Perella & Co., where he worked directly for famed M&A banker Bruce Wasserstein. Burke then joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) as an early member of the firm’s Exclusive Sales Group, which became one of the most successful middle market sell-side advisory practices on Wall Street. Following the acquisition of DLJ by Credit Suisse, Burke joined UBS as an Executive Director in the mergers and acquisitions group.

Burke graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served on the Harvard Law Review. He earned a BA and an MA from Stanford University.