Who We Are
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Who We Are

The work of Benton+Bradford isn’t about us.
It’s about you.

Current and future employees, ascending leaders, high-performing team members and customers who demand only the best.

Our partnership benefits them all.

We solve HR problems with solutions that move your business forward by building on your organizational strengths.

Whatever the project or industry, we aim to align and optimize staff performance with your organization’s goals.

Clients benefit from our insightful, collaborative, results-driven and often fun approach. We focus on the real instead of the hypothetical, knowing that counsel provided today may be applied tomorrow, or even sooner.

The Real Benton+Bradford

At B+B, you won’t find any team members named Benton or Bradford. Founder Richard Smith selected the names of two influential family members whose philosophy – “Life is about people, not plans.” – is rooted in the firm’s mission and vision. Today, B+B continues this legacy by partnering with clients who feel successful in their own contributions to meaningful people and places.

Our leadership

Richard Smith

Richard Smith

At Benton+Bradford, Richard combines his extensive executive coaching, human resources, and talent acquisition background with the instinctive ability to translate customer needs into high-impact solutions. Working with clients ranging from small, entrepreneurial non-profits to large Fortune 500 organizations, Smith understands how to align individuals and teams for business goal achievement and long-term success.

Whether working on finding the right talent for strategic program execution, consulting on diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies or succession planning, aligning HR operations with business targets, or coaching emerging and current leaders, Smith serves clients as a perceptive listener and creative problem-solver. His commitment to action and positive results has enabled B+B to forge successful partnerships with Comcast, Cox, Serta Simmons Bedding, Georgia Power, and Truist, among others.

Before founding B+B, Smith led diversity, equity, and inclusion, talent acquisition, executive search, leadership coaching, HR consulting, and training initiatives across a host of roles with Terex Corporation, Wal-Mart, Roosevelt Thomas Consulting and Training, and Bell Oaks Executive Search.

Visit LinkedIn for more about Richard Smith’s background and expertise: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardasmith06/