Leslie Smith - Biography
Leslie Smith is Managing Director of Commercial Direct. She led the launch of Silver Hill Funding in 2016, and is building on that experience to spearhead the launch of the consumer-facing direct lender, Commercial Direct.
An experienced financial services professional with more than 20 years in the industry, she has been instrumental in leading multiple initiatives that expanded companies into international markets, as well as developing systems and programs to drive operational productivity and efficiency. Leslie is a 10-year veteran of Bayview Asset Management, the parent company of Silver Hill Funding and Commercial Direct. She previously held the roles of Senior Vice President, Operations and First Vice President, Operations. During her tenure at Bayview, she led multiple divisions and initiatives in project management, banker education, systems administrator, correspondent lending and process engineering.
Leslie holds a B.A. in International Relations from Florida International University and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. She lives in Coral Gables, Florida with her husband and twin daughters.