Jeremy T. Smith, MBA, guides new dads to an optimized and valuable paternity leave. He is the co-creator and moderator of the Mindful Return Paternity Leave E-Course and operates PaternityLeavePioneer.com, an advice website for dads considering taking paternity leave. Jeremy is a father of two incredible (and energetic) kids, ages 3 and 1. He resides in Delaware and works in corporate finance for Bank of America.
Having taken two extended paternity leaves himself, Jeremy knows first-hand the importance of this time with family. Despite the positive trend in leave policies, he sees significant headwinds in evolving corporate culture and attitudes towards paternity leave. This recognition inspired Jeremy to become an advocate within his company and to seek additional outlets of influence. He feels strongly that all dads should be empowered to seek out both the time and flexibility they need, in order to succeed in their most important role as a father.
Jeremy received his MBA from the University of Delaware in 2014, having completed his undergraduate degree in finance, Magna Cum Laude. He has enjoyed a decade of success in the financial services industry, where he is an active participant within the LEAD organization (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development for Women). Jeremy loves running, drawing, watching soccer, and spending all the time he can at the park with his family.