Executive Search & Talent Management Experts


Partners in Talent

Founded in 1998, Smith & Wilkinson is one of the premier executive search and leadership consulting organizations in the country. We specialize in search and talent acquisition for board members, C-suite executives, line of business leaders, and skilled individual contributors for companies at all stages of growth and development. Smith & Wilkinson also offers consulting services, including executive leadership coaching, employee assessment, and succession planning solutions.

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SBLI has had the opportunity to work with Ken Jordan to successfully fill multiples positions…Candidates were professionally vetted, and a number of them, all highly-qualified, were presented well within the time-frame specified…The service Smith & Wilkinson provided exceeded expectations

SVP, Human Resources | SBLI

“…we choose Smith & Wilkinson because of their specific expertise in community banking, and because we received strong references from bankers that I have known…They worked diligently and professionally, and recruited a deep and talented pool of candidates for our consideration…I highly recommend them based on our experience as well as their demonstrated knowledge, professionalism, integrity, and results.

Chairman | The Cooperative Bank

We thank you so much for your expertise and ability to “sell” Great Lakes in this competitive market. Please count us among your long list of happy clients, and feel free to use me as a reference. I would highly endorse you with any organization looking to find the best talent for the C-suite.

Vice Chair | Great Lakes Credit Union Board of Directors

As Chairman of the Board and a member of the Search Committee, I was deeply impressed by their competence and professionalism. After a disciplined and wide-ranging search, we were presented with six well qualified candidates for the position. I would recommend Smith & Wilkinson without hesitation to other bankers seeking to fill senior level positions.

Chairman | Champlain National Bank

Ken and his team operate differently than other sourcing firms. They identify themselves as a boutique firm, focused on their client’s culture, challenges, talent needs and organizational “fit”. Operating with a strong understanding of our organization, they approach each job opportunity with a keen awareness of the talent market, our history, and story.  This allows them to consistently source and identify, the right talent, at the right time, for the right opportunity.

VP of Talent Management | Nassau Re

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Whether you are a hiring manager looking to fill a critical role, a new executive looking to sharpen your leadership skills, or a top performing candidate looking to take the next step in your career, we are here to help.

Our clients utilize Smith & Wilkinson to attract and develop executives via Executive Search, Succession Planning, and Leadership Coaching.

Our candidates utilize us for career advice, industry insight, interview coaching, and of course access to dozens of highly sought after positions around the country.