Murray G. Smith is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with over twenty-seven years’ accounting and finance leadership experience. Mr. Smith currently serves as the Divisional Chief Financial Officer of Craft Canning + Bottling, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastside Distilling, Inc., a NASDAQ company, and operates his own consulting practice focusing on financial process improvement, client training to perform accounting procedures, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and internal audit outsourcing. Mr. Smith is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Mr. Smith served as the Chief Financial Officer for Paulson Capital Corp., a NASDAQ company, from 2010-2014 where he co-led a reverse merger transaction of the parent company, while navigating the regulatory hurdles of the SEC, NASDAQ & FINRA in simultaneously spinning out the Broker-Dealer subsidiary to a new ownership group and creating a $10 Million liquidating trust. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer for Jewett-Cameron Trading Company, Ltd., a NASDAQ company, from 2009-2015. Mr. Smith’s other previous employers have included Intel, Arthur Andersen and Teledyne. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, with a Bachelor of Arts degree awarded in 1993 in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Mr. Smith held the following FINRA Licenses: Series 7, 27 and 66.