Stuart T. Smith is a Principal in Chartwell Partner’s Chicago office and is a core member of the financial services and real estate practice. As an executive search consultant with the firm, he works directly with clients to manage each recruiting assignment bringing his depth of execution excellence and advisory experience to each engagement.

Stuart’s search experience spans multiple years with global executive search firms, starting his career with Spencer Stuart and most recently CTPartners. He has successfully provided senior management talent for banks, real estate firms, REITs and private equity clients on engagements across the country.

Prior to entering the executive search profession, Stuart was in the real estate industry initially as a residential lender before transitioning to the industrial brokerage group of Colliers International.

Stuart is a graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship. He and his family of five reside in LaGrange, Illinois.