Curtiss C. Smith
Curtiss C. Smith

Curtiss C. Smith Regional Banking Practice Leader

Joined Northern Trust



  • Accouting at Santa Clara University
  • MBA from Arizona State University - W.P. Carey School of Business


  • CPA - State of Arizona


As Senior Vice President and Banking Practice Leader for Northern Trust’s Arizona and Nevada markets, I am charged with growing the firm’s lending business while overseeing credit and portfolio related risk. Part of Northern Trust’s Wealth Management division the Banking Practice serves to complement the investment management, fiduciary, and advisory solutions that we deliver to high net worth families across Arizona.


With over 25 years of experience in various commercial banking roles in Phoenix and San Francisco, including commercial and industrial lending, commercial real estate, asset-based lending, private banking, and credit risk management, I feel well suited to meet the challenges that come with complex family balance sheets. My experience as a CPA and time spent developing relationships and volunteering on various boards has helped shape my approach to offering solutions and achieving goals.

Community Involvement

Current Director - Ballet Arizona Past Director - Arizona Society of CPAs Past Director & Treasurer - Executive Council Charities Past Director - Past Director - Arcadia Little League