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Ted A. Smith III


Ted Smith is a senior HR executive with more than 25 years of experience in human resources management. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated the ability to work effectively in all human resources functions and business challenges at all levels with focus on optimizing employee engagement, organizational culture, team effectiveness, and both individual and organizational performance. He possesses unique skills in developing partnerships with leaders and implementing leading edge people technologies, processes and programs.

During his career, Ted has worked for companies of all sizes ranging from startups to Fortune 100 across global technology, manufacturing, financial services, and worker’s comp industries. Upon returning to Phoenix, he joined a software startup company in the auto insurance telematics space which grew to be a multinational company where he became Chief Human Resources Officer. Most recently, he was Vice President of Human Resources for a national pharmaceutical company. Ted has also provided HR consulting services to local companies during the past few years.

Function & Specialization

  • Fractional CHRO
  • Strategic human resources planning
  • Diversity and inclusion coaching
  • Succession planning
  • Executive Coaching
  • Strategic Talent acquisition
  • Talent management and Leadership development
  • Executive Compensation
  • Large scale project leadership

Representative Clients & Past Experiences

  • Honeywell
  • Johnson Controls
  • Hubio
  • American Express
  • Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
  • CCMC
  • Benuvia Therapeutics
  • Molera Alvarez

Education, Licenses & Certifications

  • S. and M.S. in Industrial Safety, University of Central Missouri
  • Coursework from University of Phoenix in their MBA program
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Professional Associations & Community Organizations

  • Board of Directors for the Arizona HR Executive Forum as Secretary/Treasurer and President Elect for 2021
  • SHRM, World at Work, and an Advisory Board member of the Arizona Talent CoOp
  • Active in the community serving as a volunteer at his church
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