April Tam Smith is a Managing Director at a top tier investment firm on the Equity Derivatives team in Sales and Trading, based in New York. Her focus area is volatility products and light exotic products. April has been with the Firm for the last 15 years.
In her life outside of the office, April spends time in Haiti and South Africa serving at orphanages and social businesses. She also works locally with the vulnerable in New York City including victims of trafficking and those previously incarcerated.
April’s goal is to connect her two lives to organically create a ripple effect allowing more people to be involved in creating jobs for the poor. She strongly believes in giving people a hand up over a hand out and has experienced the joy of seeing those benefiting from meaningful work. This led her to opening P.S. Kitchen in Time Square, a social enterprise that uses 100 percent of its net profit to fund justice work while hiriing those in need of a second chance. April is the recipient of the 2018 Social Enterprise Leadership award from Columbia’s Tamer Center and has been featured on ABC, CBS news and Christianity Today.
April received her bachelor’s in Engineering at MIT and her MBA at Columbia Business School and resides in Central Harlem in NYC with her husband, Graham, and their pup, Mochi.