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Oriana Smith

Oriana Smith

Financial Representative

Oriana Smith is a Financial Representative with Forest Hills Financial Group (FHFG) who believes everything starts from within. Oriana cultivates in herself what she wants to harvest in her world, with her goal to provide trust, clarity, and positivity to everyone around her. Oriana genuinely loves to learn about her clients and what is important to them, helping them organize their thoughts and prioritize their goals to gain clarity around their financial world. Oriana gleans wisdom from each client’s story, enabling her to guide them on a financial path that is uniquely theirs. 

Oriana graduated from Fermin Toro University in Venezuela in 2010 with a degree in Journalism. She began her professional career in marketing and communications at Destillerias Unidas, S.A., a company with worldwide distribution. Collaborating with management, art directors and vendors, Oriana gained knowledge and experience that ignited her entrepreneurial spirit. Starting in 2014, Oriana owned and operated two companies, social media, and manufacturing, along with freelance writing. In 2020 while in NYC visiting a close friend, the pandemic turned her world upside down. Focused on the solution and not the problem, Oriana closed her companies in Venezuela and restarted her life in the US, founding Ohana Social Media LLC under the concept of marketing and communications with a focus on storytelling. As a business owner, Oriana became extremely adept at managing her business and personal finances. This piqued her interest in financial services and led her to FHFG, where she is passionate about offering her clients personalized service and individualized guidance towards reaching their financial goals. Oriana’s diverse business background along with the extensive resources available at FHFG bring unique value to the individuals and businesses that she serves. 

With a strong sense of community Oriana is always looking to lend a helping hand to those in need. In Venezuela, she volunteered for years for a government institution supporting children with cancer. She currently belongs to “The Circle,” a community of women focused on mindfulness, and is part of the “Creative Mornings” community focus in film, art, and music. Oriana also fosters dogs through the Waldo Foundation. Growing up in a family of musicians/scientists who balance their careers with their love of music, Oriana does the same with her love for art in its different expressions. From creative writing to dancing flamenco, she also enjoys all kinds of sports, reading and writing books, and spending time with her family and friends. Oriana was born and raised in Barquisimeto, Venezuela and now resides with her husband Nathan in Brooklyn, NY. 

Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. Forest Hills Financial Group is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Guardian. 2024-171340 Exp. 3/26.