I grew up in Hong Kong and moved to California to study economics at UC Berkeley. I interviewed with Bob Ackerley, one of Smith’s founders, at a CAL recruiting event and then had my final interview at Houston headquarters. The working atmosphere and company culture I experienced during that visit were a big part of what attracted me to Smith.

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Claudio Chan

Assistant Trading Manager

Since graduating from college and starting at Smith, Claudio has worked in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Shenzhen.

Where are you from and how did you end up at Smith?

I grew up in Hong Kong and moved to California to study economics at UC Berkeley. I interviewed with Bob Ackerley, one of Smith’s founders, at a CAL recruiting event and then had my final interview at Houston headquarters. The working atmosphere and company culture I experienced during that visit were a big part of what attracted me to Smith.

What do you love most about your job?

Because Smith has thirteen offices worldwide, I have the opportunity to talk to people from different countries every day, or even visit the offices. So far, I’ve traveled to nine of Smith’s offices.

What has been your most rewarding experience at Smith, so far?

Having a chance to identify talent and hire analysts to form our Asia PPV team has been a great experience. (Also, listening to Eagles member Don Felder sing “Hotel California” and meeting Steve Wozniak at Smith’s 30th anniversary celebration were pretty cool, too!)

Do you have a favorite tech gadget?

I recently bought a smart TV, and I am in love with it. Just a few clicks and you can watch thousands of movies and TV shows.