Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Portfolio Manager

Nathan is a natural analyst at heart, became interested in applying his skill through finance at a young age. When he was just in 8th grade, he participated in a stock market game that sparked a fascination that hasn’t gone away. He says “I have always been drawn to analysis work, and have always enjoyed the markets.  Portfolio management uniquely marries my two passions.” Nathan Joined Rather & Kittrell in the fall of 2015, and is currently Portfolio Manager, overseeing the firm’s Investment Committee, writing much of the firm’s commentary, and managing client’s portfolios.

Nathan is FINRA series 65 certified. He attended Purdue University where he studied Business Mathematics and Industrial Management. He worked for Vectren Corporation working as a risk management analyst, and after moving to Knoxville in 2008, Nathan got into the financial world that had always intrigued him by working for PYA Waltman Capital where he started trading for clients.

Nathan was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana but he and his wife Candice have built a life here in Knoxville. They have two young children, Elliott and Lydia. Nathan and his family are members of Two Rivers Church where he serves in the Acts II ministry. In his spare time, he enjoys putting his carpentry skills to use, gardening outside with his family, and participating as a Den leader for his son’s scout troop.