Charlie Smith joined Newmark in 2022 as a Managing Director within the Geopolitical Strategy consulting specialty practice, part of Newmark Global Corporate Services.
A specialist in geopolitical shifts and their global impact, Smith provides clients with advisory services on how to assess and manage dynamic contexts. He works with organizations of varying sizes and geographic locations, including established global agencies and firms considering new markets, analyzing international locations and U.S. geographies. Smith works with businesses to understand their strategic needs and anticipated challenges as they relate to political, economic, and local market changes.
Smith has proven experience managing supply chain operations for global companies and leading sales efforts for frontier and emerging market consultancies which gives him a strong perspective on how external dynamics can impact business performance. With first-hand knowledge of North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia, Smith is equipped to provide high-level reviews as well as deeper dives on specific issues. While he provides support on identifying and mitigating potential geopolitical risks, he also seeks out hidden and overlooked opportunities that often accompany those risks.
Areas of Specialty
- Geopolitical Strategy
- Research & Strategic Analysis
- Global Political Risk Advisory
- Supply Chain Logistics
- Business Development
- Intermediate Arabic Speaker
- Member, Enquire Global Expert Network
- Member, North American Vexillological Association
- Mentor, Johns Hopkins Alumni Network
Smith earned his master’s degree in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film from Vassar College.