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With over 80 years of combined recruiting experience, the partners at Smith Hanley Associates, Tom Hanley, Rick Wastrom, Jacque Paige and Jud Smith, bring a wealth of knowledge, contacts and over 20 other well-trained recruiters within the firm to serve your hiring and job search needs.  As the need for quants on Wall Street and data scientists seemingly everywhere increases dramatically the quantitative specialization of Smith Hanley since 1980 is an invaluable, in-depth skill set.  We’d love to put it to work for you!

Smith Hanley Associates’ History

1980 Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grads, Brant Smith and Tom Hanley, partner to form Smith Hanley. They open their first office in New York City.

1984 Rick Wastrom joins Smith Hanley to assist in the development of a Quantitative Analyst recruiting practice and lays the groundwork for Smith Hanley’s Financial Strategies Group.

1989 Jacque Paige joins Smith Hanley to build the Analytics/Data Science recruiting practice. She adds market research, digital marketingactuarial science and  industry focuses in pharmaceuticals and consumer credit to her group.

1990 The Midwest office of Smith Hanley opens in Chicago in response to the demands of the rapidly growing Data Science recruiting practices.

1995 Jud Smith joins the burgeoning Financial Strategies Group, specializing in portfolio management and technology recruitment.

1997 Smith Hanley Associates initiates a new biostatistics contract business. The purchase of MedFocus that same year exponentially furthers this enterprise.

2004 InVentiv Health, a billion-dollar pharmaceutical services company, purchases Smith Hanley to integrate our industry-leading biostatistics contract business with their other contract practices.

2005 Smith Hanley marks its 25th year anniversary, celebrating enduring success in maintaining long-term, effective client partnerships in a variety of significant industry markets.

2012 Tom Hanley, Rick Wastrom, Jacque Paige and Jud Smith purchase Smith Hanley Associates from inVentiv Health retaining the well-known brand, extensive database, and seasoned and successful staff.

Present With Tom, Rick, Jacque and Jud at the helm, and 30 employees between offices in Chicago, NYC and Connecticut, Smith Hanley maintains and builds on its honored reputation as a “leader in the executive search field.”

Looking for a job? Have a hiring need?

Contact Jacque Paige, Managing Partner, jpaige@smithhanley.com for assistance. Put our years of experience to work for you!


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