August 10, 2015 – Former CTPartners recruiter Stuart T. Smith has joined executive search firm Chartwell Partners as a principal in its Chicago office. In his new role, he will serve a national base of financial services and real estate clients. Mr. Smith brings a depth of advisory experience gained from providing senior level talent for top banks, real estate firms, REITS and private equity clients.
Mr. Smith’s career spans multiple years with leading global search firms. He started his career with Spencer Stuart as part of the firm’s financial services and real estate practice and most recently spent time with CTPartners as a member of its financial services practice. He began his professional career in the real estate industry, initially as a residential lender before transitioning to the industrial brokerage group of Colliers International.
“Stuart’s background with leading retained search firms has provided him with the experience representing top financial services institutions on critical assignments. His expertise in partnering with clients and candidates will be invaluable in growing our capabilities while expanding our financial services and real estate practice,” said J. Scott Petty, partner in Chartwell’s Dallas office.
Founded in Dallas in 2005, Chartwell Partners assists companies in recruiting executive leadership teams and corporate directors. The firm has additional offices in Austin, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media