Biography
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Jayme Smiley

Jayme Smiley is an Administrative Associate in Balentine’s Atlanta office, where she supports the Relationship Management and Client Service teams. Prior to joining Balentine, Jayme was a client service and operations associate at Cypress Wealth Advisors in San Francisco, where she temporarily relocated after graduating from college. An accomplished bassoonist, Jayme earned a bachelor’s degree in music management from Georgia State University.

Education

BS, Georgia State University (Music Management)

Professional Experience

  • Cypress Wealth Advisors, Client Service & Operations Associate
  • LendingHome, Loan Administrator

Q&A

How and why did you get into this business?

The temporary employment agency with which I worked in San Francisco placed me with a wealth management firm to help organize tax files. I soon started helping with partnership accounting, and the rest was history! I enjoyed the work and sought out a similar role when I moved back home to Atlanta. I’m so fortunate to have found Balentine and am excited to continue my career in the wealth management industry.

If you weren’t in this business, what would you be doing?

Given my background in music, I would likely find a way to get back into the music industry by either performing, teaching, or working in management. I still play the bassoon and guitar and have no intention of stopping!

What do you like to do in your down time away from work?

I spend a lot of time cooking and baking, and I love to host dinner parties for friends. I’m always looking for new recipes and techniques and enjoy trying out new kitchen gadgets.

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