Paul Smith

Economic Development Specialist & District International Trade Officer

Small Business Administration

Paul Smith is an accomplished professional with twenty-five years experience in business development. His career encompasses both the private and public sectors. His experience includes sales management, direct marketing, export promotion, and matchmaking, for markets worldwide. As Business Development Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration Mr. Smith is responsible for outreach to the business community for the Santa Ana District office. His expertise focuses on International Relations, High Tech industries & Native American outreach. Formerly as the Business Development Specialist for the Minority Business Development Agency, Mr. Smith was responsible for the selection, monitoring and advising of grant projects. As the Manager / Senior Trade Specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center in Manhattan, New York, and the Executive Secretary of the District Export Council, he managed a staff of International Trade Specialists and industry professionals focused on the promotion of both products and services.