Our Team

John Smith

President and CEO

John Smith is the founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Grid Financial. A graduate of the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University (Summa Cum Laude), he has applied his vast education to a variety of firms across the United States and Britain. Before opening Grid Financial in 1975, John oversaw the expansion of the Mergers & Acquisitions team at Goldman Sachs, serving as the Vice President of Development from 1966-1974.

Transferring his Wall Street acumen to a smaller market, John opened Grid Financial in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Founded under the proposition that fiscal matters are best conducted on a personal level, Grid Financial has met and surpassed the needs of its clientele for over 40 years.