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Taylor Smith


Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith is Vice President, Corporate Development of H.W. Kaufman Group. In his role, he supports the growth of the organization through mergers and acquisitions and other strategic initiatives across all companies within the Kaufman network, including Burns & Wilcox.

Since joining Kaufman in 2016, Taylor has led the efforts for more than ten acquisitions in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. and has been key in developing the overall strategy and operational implementation plans for each.

His corporate development skillset and entrepreneurial mindset earned him a place in the Kaufman Advanced Management Program (KAMP) and he now coaches associates participating in both KAMP and the Kaufman Emerging Leaders Program. He was also recognized as a 2017 Young Guns by Insurance Business America.

Prior to his career at Kaufman, Taylor was an Engagement Manager at Deloitte Consulting. Part of the company’s mergers and acquisitions practice, he worked on domestic and international transactions for multi-billion dollar public corporations across multiple industries.

Taylor holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.