Christopher Reid Smith

General Counsel

Christopher Reid Smith

As General Counsel of BlueCrest, Christopher Reid Smith is responsible for the overall legal guidance on global operations and strategies and leading a legal function that is responsive, efficient, and enhances the legal contracting process for clients.


Christopher brings to his current role more than 20 years of combined in-house and law firm practice, including more than a decade of in-house experience counseling executive management on international strategic and operational matters. He also has extensive experience with technology companies in areas such as Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software, and Cloud Computing.


Prior to joining BlueCrest, Christopher was Corporate Counsel at Crowd Computing Systems, Inc., a leading global robotic process automation and AI software company with operations in North America, EMEA and APJ.


Previously, Christopher was Deputy General Counsel for VCE Company, LLC of Marlborough, MA, a high-growth, industry-leading, converged infrastructure and cloud computing company.


Before VCE Company, Christopher was Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Republic Financial Corporation, where he also served as Corporate Counsel. His law firm experience includes positions as Counsel and Associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP, and Litigation Associate at Cetrulo & Capone.


Christopher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Trinity College, and his J.D. from Boston College Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar (U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit), and the Colorado Bar.