National Advisory Council

Menlo F. Smith

Menlo F. Smith

Membership Information:

Member Since: 1986


Kathryn V. Smith


Job Title: Chairman
Company: Sunmark Capital
Location: Missouri, United States


  • venture capital


Menlo Smith is founder and chairman of Sunmark Capital Corp. He is founder and previously was chairman and CEO of the Sunmark Companies, known for inventing and marketing popular candies such as SweeTARTS, Pixy Stix, and Nerds (now a unit of Nestlé). Menlo is a founder of Mentors International, a nonprofit group established to assist impoverished microentrepreneurs in third-world countries achieve self-sufficiency through training, mentoring, and microcredit. Menlo has five children. Kathryn has one son.