Research Analyst, William Blair

Kwesi Smith is a Global Equity Research Analyst covering Healthcare stocks. He has invested in a variety of sectors including Healthcare, Technology, Media, Telecom, Defense, Industrials, Financials, and Consumer over his career. Kwesi also has experience as a fixed income research analyst providing credit analysis across a variety of fixed income asset classes including high yield, private placement, leveraged finance, and investment grade public corporates. He is a member of the CFA Institute. Education: B.S., University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.

Why I am committed to Breakthrough:

I am committed to Breakthrough due to the tremendous success the organization is having in transforming the lives of East Garfield Park residents. From my first interaction with Breakthrough, I immediately feel in love with the organization as the passion for the mission is visible in everything they do. I think all of us can reflect on the transformational effects that being in a caring, loving, and nurturing environment has had on us. I feel a personal responsibility to help Breakthrough be as successful as possible due to the fact that for many East Garfield Park residents, Breakthrough is the primary vehicle for achieving such an environment. Every time I volunteer with Breakthrough, I am reminded of the time, effort and love that was poured into my life by family, friends, teachers, and mentors and feel energized by the impact we are having. I am truly amazed and inspired by the work that happens every day at Breakthrough.

Member Since 2017