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Gary Smart CFA®

Partner Seattle, WA

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S. Truman

Gary oversees our multi-strategy and external traditional investment solutions and is responsible for research, selection and monitoring of external managers and mutual funds. Gary began his investment career in 1989 as a research analyst and portfolio manager at First Interstate Bank (now Wells Fargo). There he helped manage the bank’s trust and mutual funds and provided management services to high net worth clients. He later joined Salomon Smith Barney in 1997 to assist Gary Furukawa in managing his rapidly growing investment management business and joined Mr. Furukawa again in 1999 as a co-founder of Freestone. 


Gary earned an MBA from the University of Washington and a BA in Economics from Brigham Young University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation.

Outside Freestone

Gary enjoys international travel, gardening, reading and being with family. He also spends much of his discretionary time involved in church and charitable activities and serves on the board of directors of a local non-profit.


701 Fifth Avenue, 74th Floor
Seattle, Washington 98104

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