Senior Managing Director and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Verus Mortgage Capital
Senior Managing Director and Co-President of Verus Commercial Real Estate Finance
Dane Smith is a founding member of Invictus Capital Partners and President of Verus, with more than 20 years of mortgage finance and capital markets experience.
Mr. Smith is responsible for the management of all Verus business units including Credit, Operations, Capital Markets, Finance and Sales. He is also a member of both the Management and Investment Committees and is responsible for identifying and sourcing new investment opportunities and overseeing portfolio management activities. He was instrumental in creating and implementing the analytical framework and models that Invictus uses to analyze and predict the performance of mortgage credit for both residential securities and whole loan investments.
Prior to Invictus, Mr. Smith worked at FBR as vice president of Investment Banking. At FBR, Mr. Smith helped create all analytics processes and tools for mortgage collateral and security analysis for principal investment, and was responsible for managing all aspects of mortgage backed securitization finance for both principal and third party transactions. Mr. Smith started his career as an analyst at Wachovia Securities in the Investment Banking Asset Securitization group. Mr. Smith received a B.E., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, with dual majors in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics.