About Smoke


Smoke Wallin

CEO, Strategy, M&A, Fighting Homelessness Via DignityMoves

Smoke is a highly accomplished CEO, entrepreneur, leader, board member, and philanthropist with leadership across the consumer products, beverage, cannabis, hospitality, health & wellness, distribution, M&A, and technology industries.

Smoke is Co-Founder & Director of DignityMoves.Org created to end unsheltered street homelessness in our communities by building Interim Supportive Housing with rapid, cost-effective, scalable solutions.

Smoke serves as MD & Partner at STS Capital, a global boutique investment bank focused on M&A. He serves as Chair of Taliera, a company he founded in 2006 to incubate, celebrate and advise iconic beverage brands. Smoke serves on the boards of publicly traded cannabis firms, Adastra and Vencanna (CSE: XTRX.CN and VENI.CN).

He has led >$1.7 billion in M&A, deals and financings, publicly and privately. He served as Chair/Co-Founder of Vertical Wellness a health & wellness company. Smoke helped build National Wine & Spirits (merged into ~$14B RNDC) into one of the largest distributors of beer, wine, and spirits in the US and served as Chair/Pres. of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA).

He has been an active leader in YPO Young President Organization and is the Chair for YPO’s Pacific One chapter from 2022-2024. He regularly contributes to CNBC’s Fast Money, Closing Bell, and Nightly Business Report, Fox Business Varney & Co., and CNN and numerous print publications & podcasts.

Smoke earned an MBA at Vanderbilt and a BS in Agricultural Economics at Cornell, wrestled and Sigma Nu. He is an Eagle Scout & father of two Eagle Scout sons and two amazing daughters. He lives with his singer/songwriter wife Anitra in Ventura, CA.

3 Eagle Scouts at Philmont - Skye, Smoke & Cameron Wallin

3 Eagle Scouts at Philmont – Skye, Smoke & Cameron Wallin

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