Expanded Bio's of Executive Management
Mr. Smoot, is a Tribal Member of the Creek Nation in Oklahoma and has served on the board of several well-known charities, including: Social Venture Partners-Phoenix Chapter, Phoenix Indian Center - President, Sports Legends Prostate Foundation and Jerry Colangelo Celebrity Golf Event, Little City home for the mentally challenged in Palatine, IL, - Board advisor and liaison to the NBA Awards Banquet held annually in Chicago, Pro Players Classic Celebrity Golf Event, which he co-founded from 1999 to 2010, Native American Basketball Invitational (NABI) Charity Board, National Football League Players Association Native Vision Program in partnership with John Hopkins and Folds
Mr. Smoot received the Spirit Award 2008 by the Arizona Diamond Backs Baseball Club and was honored in 2008 on the field prior to a home game. This award is given annually, by vote of all Arizona tribes, for the individual that best exemplifies extraordinary will, efforts and results to benefit Native American Youth.
David Smoot–CEO of U. S. Advanced Bio-Fuels, Inc
Manager of Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC.
Mr. Smoot has an extensive business background covering almost 45 years, starting with his honorable discharge from the U. S. Army Reserves in 1975. Mr. Smoot spent 20 years in the micro-computer hardware and software industries where he held positions as Director of Operations for Digital Research in Pacific Grove, CA, working with IBM Boca Raton and Intel. He also held senior position with Informix, a
database software company prior to Digital Research, (DRI), as it was known. At DRI he handled very large OEM software sales in the $millions, which led him to found Software Funding International Inc., (SFI) in 1983. SFI was the nation’s first “software only” leasing company. Backed by the Chicago Corporation, Smoot financed very large software purchase transactions involving Fortune 100 companies that were to be installed over several years. SFI represented over 85% of the S/W manufacturers in the micro and mini-computer industries, including: Oracle, Sybase, McCormick, Dodge, and Informix, etc. SFI was acquired in 1989 by Meridian Leasing in Deerfield, IL and Smoot ran Meridian Software as President for two years, opting to leave and start another leasing company specializing in the U.S. Department of Defense, local and state government and Native American Tribal opportunities. Smoot retired in 1994 and moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1995. In 2003, he began a real estate infrastructure development company amassing over $2.5 Billion in signed contracts, before it succumbed to the sub-prime global debacle and the financial backer Lehman Bros and other financiers filed bankruptcies in 2008-2009.
In 2009, Mr. Smoot began his career in renewable energy, morphing into renewable fuels, where he began developing Woody-biomass to Fuels Projects in the Southwest. In 2017, Smoot created U. S. Advanced Bio-Fuels, Inc and wholly owned subsidiary Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC, (“NWABF”). Smoot has created a model not seen in this industry to date: offering a turnkey solution to developing Biomass-to-Fuel Projects with performance guarantees and insurance wraps by world-class construction and engineering partners. NWABF deploys only second generation, proven technologies at fixed costs on the Projects, which will be operated by a world-class O&M.