Kellen S. Smith
President & Chief Financial Officer
As President & Chief Financial Officer, Kellen partners with the CEO and executive team to define the strategic vision of the company. Drawing on nearly a decade of experience as an executive at U.S. Legal Support, she is responsible for driving the financial and operational success of U.S. Legal Support — along with her oversight of the M&A team, and, with CEO Jimmie Bridwell, shared oversight of the Chief Operations Officer.
Prior to joining U.S. Legal Support, Kellen enjoyed a successful career in a diverse collection of industries including oil and gas, food solutions and major international publication houses. Working with clients all over the globe, she led successful projects for these prominent billion-dollar companies by tapping into her hallmark style of “exploring it all.”
She brought that skill set with her when she joined U.S. Legal Support in 2014 as Manager of Financial Analysis and Reporting. In that role, she quickly established herself as a strategic partner to the field and senior management. As a result of her propensity to understand all facets of the business and the success of the many programs she implemented at the company, she was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2016, and Executive Vice President & CFO the following spring. Additionally, Kellen sits on the Board of Directors.
True to the entrepreneurial spirit found across the U.S. Legal Support executive team, Kellen’s role as President is anything but typical. Day in and day out, her focus is on partnering with the CEO and executive team to define the strategic vision for the company — and on empowering her teams to succeed. In addition to her oversight of M&A and shared oversight of the company’s COO with the CEO, she has responsibility for all corporate and financial functions, including the HR, IT, Finance, Real Estate and Facilities, Business Intelligence, and Financial Planning & Analysis operations.
Her enthusiasm about the company also finds her contributing to the development of programs that enhance the company’s ability to attract and retain talented team members – particularly those representing the next generation and future of the company.
Kellen is a graduate of Rice University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economic Analysis.