Stuart Smith is a Senior Vice President, Principal with Slayton Search Partners and is a key member of the financial services practice. He is a newly appointed member of the firm and brings extensive experience of retained search advising commercial banking, private banking, wealth management and real estate clients at a national level.


Stuart’s search experience spans multiple years with global retainer firms and boutiques. He has successfully provided senior management talent, including board directors for community and regional banks, real estate firms, REITs and private equity 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 focused on delivering a best in class client and candidate experience.


Stuart is a graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship.