On March 1, 2016 Smith Hanley Associates celebrated our 36th anniversary as a firm. Our President, Tom Hanley, still leads our firm and the three other partners of the firm have combined tenure at Smith Hanley of 80 years! We pride ourselves on retaining our best and most effective recruiters to better serve our clients and candidates. Almost half our firm has been with Smith Hanley for 15+ years. We plan to continue serving our customers and our recruiting niches for at least another 36 years.

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 Marketing Analytics recruiting practice. She adds market research,  actuarial science and commercial analytics recruiting to her group.>br>

1990 The Midwest office of Smith Hanley opens in Chicago in response to the demands of the rapidly growing Data Science and Consumer Credit 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.<br.

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, for assistance. Put our years of experience to work for you!

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