Wayne F. Wilbanks, CFA
Mr. Wilbanks serves as Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management, LLC and chairs the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to founding Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas he co-founded a regional investment advisory firm where he served as Senior Portfolio Manager and Director of Research. He has over 35 years of investment experience and extensive training in both the equity and fixed income disciplines. He began his career as a futures trader with Clayton Brokerage Company in Chicago and Dallas. He assisted F. Jeffris Elliott in publishing the Elliott Report, a top ranked fundamental and technical market timing service. Mr. Wilbanks is a regular guest on Bloomberg Financial News, Bloomberg Radio and has appeared on CNBC’s Taking Stock. He is quoted often in numerous publications including Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, Bond Week, Dow Jones News Wire, and The Virginian-Pilot.
Mr. Wilbanks graduated from Duke University with a degree in Economics with additional study at Georgetown University’s Program of Comparative Business at Oxford University in England. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Richmond Society of Financial Analysts.
Mr. Wilbanks currently serves on the Eastern Virginia Medical School Board of Trustees, and formerly served as Rector for the Eastern Virginia Medical School Board of Visitors. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University, is a member of the Chrysler Museum Board of Trustees, the Norfolk Academy Board of Visitors, and the Hampton Roads Partnership Board of Directors.