We provide five key tailored services to our non-profit and corporate clients: 
retained executive search, management consulting, executive coaching, executive assessments., and
Anti-racism/Anti-oppression consulting
Retained Executive


We work on behalf of client organizations to identify, evaluate

and present highly-qualified individuals for each assignment.

Our commitment to diversity has been the hallmark of how we approach our work for over 35 years.

Executive Coaching

Mid to senior-level executives across a wide variety of disciplines have enjoyed the sustained benefits of Dr. Smith’s professional self-development coaching. 



We provide services to align the mission, vision, understand customers and what the customer values.  We get at the results and the plan for the future.

Executive Assessments

The goal of the Executive Assessment is to provide a professional interpretation of personal, academic and career characteristics that relate to leadership and managerial effectiveness.


Between expertise in organizational management, leadership, hiring practices, and specialized retained executive search, our consultants construct tailor-made solutions, designed to help you thrive and look forward in hope and consideration.


Thank you for visiting HC Smith Ltd, a retained executive search and consulting firm. For more than 35 years, HC Smith Ltd has been recognized as a very successful family-owned boutique firm. Our business and our passion is people. Our mission is to help people in organizations to be successful.


We are generalists. Our network of sources is global. We serve a broad range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to world-class orchestras and museums, as well as institutions in the public and educational sector.


The principals of the Cleveland-area firm are Herbert C. Smith, Ph.D., and Rebecca Ruben Smith.


4570 Renaissance Parkway 

Warrensville Heights

OH 44128


Tel: 216-752-9966

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