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Gwin Smith

Gwin Smith is President, Owner, and Co-Founder of Rutledge Investment Company. He grew up working in a farm family in Cleveland, Mississippi in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

Business Career

Since graduating from Mississippi State University in 1985 with a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, he has lived in Memphis and worked in the agricultural real estate business. Starting out as a real estate appraiser in 1985, he and Jim Rutledge cofounded Rutledge Investment Company in 1989 as a regional agricultural mortgage banking firm that also originates and services loans throughout the Mid-South.

Gwin is active in all phases of the farm real estate business. His primary focus is loan origination and real estate brokerage. As a licensed real estate agent and has had extensive education in real estate and real estate appraisal. He has farming interests in Bolivar, Tunica and Yalobusha Counties, Mississippi and Cross and Crittenden County, Arkansas.


With his wife Crissy and their three children, the family enjoys hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. Crissy is a residential real estate agent and their family leads an active life in Memphis.