Juli Smith, President
I am the President of The Smith Consulting Group. I started recruiting in 1986 for a large national search firm and came back into the industry in 2001 after spending the bulk of my career in outside sales and sales management. It was a natural progression to start my own firm in 2006. Since that time, The Smith Consulting Group has specialized in civil engineering and architecture. I love living in a small town in the Midwest with my husband, kids, and nutty dog (see below).
What was the last book you read? - Harvard Business Review: Mental Toughness
I lead our firm’s marketing and business development efforts. I have spent 30 years of my career in different roles within commercial general contracting and the wireless tower construction business. The experience and knowledge I gained throughout my construction career enables me to have a keen understanding of your hiring needs; I have been a hiring manager and I have been a candidate. I am a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Construction Management. An avid runner and outdoorsman, I enjoy the four seasons of Michigan.
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be? - Besides my mom & dad, Jesus Christ, Leonardo da Vinci, Abraham Lincoln, Mick Jagger.
I lead the research team for The Smith Consulting Group. I graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Entrepreneurship. When I am not researching, I am busy managing two home-based businesses and one unruly puppy. Originally from Northern Michigan, I feel most at home when hiking the Lake Michigan shoreline. I am passionate about cultivating community, pursuing creativity, & continued growth both professionally and personally.
In the evening, would you rather play a game, visit a relative, watch a movie, or read? - It depends on the evening! During the week I love to unwind with a good book but on the weekends playing a game or watching a movie is my activity of choice.
I am part of the research team for The Smith Consulting Group where I assist in daily tasks and projects. Currently, I am a Junior at Eastern Michigan University majoring in Marketing with a Business to Business focus. Outside of work, I have a passion for photography and exploring everything the State of Michigan has to offer. Growing as a businessman and individual is the path I choose to follow in and outside of the workplace.
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island? - A giant box of matches, a hammock, and a Swiss army knife.
I am a Project Coordinator with The Smith Consulting Group. I have over 4 years of experience in recruiting and over 20 years in customer service. When I am not serving my community I am juggling between my husband, two kids and two fur-babies. I am a Southern Belle from South East Arkansas and relocated to the beautiful State of Michigan two years ago.
What is one thing you will never do again? - I will never ride a Quarter Horse again!
I am SCG's Director of Employee Engagement. My job is to jump up and spread joy or at least get a good sniff of anyone who comes to see my owners. I am in love with our mail lady. If you ever visit our office, please have cookies in your pocket for me like my girlfriend, the mail lady. When I am not sleeping in my snuggle ball, I tend to roam about the office looking for scraps of cookies I might have missed from my girlfriend, the mail lady. Sometimes, I sleep with my legs in the air just to mix it up a bit. I also work part time chasing squirrels in my backyard, occasionally catching them and giving my owner a fright.
What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? - Once I ate some milorganite. It was delicious, but it made me very sick. I'm truly lucky to be alive!
OUR TEAM UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF GROWTH AND CONNECTION.
We're fun people! We work hard but we also take the time to laugh every day. We don't dwell too long on setbacks. We keep moving forward by choosing to have an abundance mindset, to have fun and to love what we do.
Our favorite office event? The SCG Olympics! If you need a laugh, be sure to check out our antics.