Sam Smith

Sam Smith advises leaders on succession planning and strategy, helping find board members and executives for high-growth firms as well as those undergoing digital transformation.

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Based in San Francisco and Chicago, Sam leads our technology practice in the Americas and our global software engineering practice. He also works closely with private equity firms to recruit senior engineering and product leaders and board members to their portfolio companies.

Sam joined Russell Reynolds Associates from a leading US management consulting and recruitment firm. In this role, he managed a portfolio of technology companies and focused on business development, strategic guidance, business process outsourcing, and trust and safety issues. Previously, Sam managed operations for Hugh & Crye, an e-commerce men’s apparel brand based in Washington, DC. He began his career in social media development and legal work.

Sam holds a BA in political communication from George Washington University and a JD from Georgetown University. He is also a member of the Maryland State Bar Association.
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Areas of Expertise

Digital Platforms Education Executive Search Hardware & IOT Software & Cloud Technology Technology, Data, and Digital Officers

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