Tracey Smith joined Paragon Analysis Corporation in 2010, and specializes in the development, design and instruction of both commercial credit and private banking training programs. Tracey began her career by working in the audit area of a leading accounting firm. She then moved into the banking industry, working as a Credit Analyst for First Interstate Bank and as Vice President in the corporate banking area of Security Pacific Merchant Bank. After leaving banking she joined Arcor, Inc., a leading metal parts manufacturer, where she held various positions including Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In conjunction with her duties at Arcor, Tracey was also a Principal at Arcor Advisory Partners where she provided financing expertise to mid-sized enterprises, with a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, purchase negotiations, and integration of corporate acquisitions. She has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Denver with a BSBA in Finance and Marketing, and is a CPA and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) in the state of Illinois.