Smith & Wesson Names Jeffrey Buchanan as CFO

Smith & Wesson Holding, an artillery manufacturer, has named Jeffrey Buchanan as executive vice president (EVP), chief financial officer (CFO) and treasurer. Buchanan has been a member of the company’s board of directors and chairman of the audit committee since 2004.

Buchanan was most recently an attorney in the Phoenix office of Ballard Spahr, a national law firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to this, he was an investment banker and helped found and manage Alare Capital Securities. He was previously EVP, CFO, treasurer and secretary of Three-Five Systems, a technology company, and was also a senior partner with an Arizona-based law firm.

Early in his career Buchanan was associated with the international law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine and was a senior staff person at Deloitte & Touche. He currently serves on the board of directors of Synaptics, where he serves as the audit committee chair; and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, where he serves on the executive committee and as secretary.

Buchanan is a graduate of the University of Arizona James E Rogers College of Law, where he received his JD; University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he received an LLM in taxation; and WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, where he received a BS in Accounting. He passed the certified public accountant (CPA) exam in Washington State. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and State Bar of Arizona.


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