Stuart T. Smith is a Senior Vice President & Principal with Slayton Search Partners and is a key member of the Financial Services practice. He brings extensive experience of retained search advising commercial banking, private banking, fintech, and real estate clients at a national level.


Stuart’s search experience spans more than 10 years with global retainer firms and boutiques. He has successfully provided key senior management talent, including board directors for community and regional banks, real estate firms, fintech, and consumer lending clients.


Prior to entering executive search, Stuart’s career in Real Estate focused on residential lending before transitioning to the industrial brokerage group of Colliers International. Throughout his career, Stuart has consistently focused on delivering a best-in-class client and candidate experience.


Stuart graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship.