Director, New York
NEW YORK (November 6, 2018) - AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, announced that Jill Smart has joined the firm’s Board of Directors. Jill joins as a representative of La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”), one of AlixPartners’ strategic investment partners.
Jill was Accenture's chief human resources officer for almost 10 years, a role she assumed after a 23-year career as a management consultant with the firm. As CHRO she was responsible for all aspects of Accenture’s global human resources agenda including resource planning, recruitment, onboarding, training and development, staffing and deployment, performance management, employee engagement, succession planning and transitions.
After spending more than 33 years at Accenture, Jill retired from the organization and is currently the President of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), the organization where individuals and institutions of distinction in human resources are recognized for professional achievements by election as “Fellows of the NAHR”, and that advances the work of the HR profession through research and outreach initiatives. Jill is a Director at EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading global product development and platform engineering services company. She is an Advisor for HPM Partners, an SEC-registered investment advisor and JB Training Solutions, a learning and development company. She was a Director at Alexander Mann Solutions, an international talent acquisition and management firm, until the firm was sold in 2018.
“I am delighted that Jill will be joining the AlixPartners board,” said Simon Freakley, CEO of AlixPartners. “Her combined skills as both a leader in a global management consulting organization and an expert in the field of human resources make her a great addition to our firm. Her experience and counsel will be of real benefit as we continue to grow AlixPartners as the career choice for the very best talent in our industry.”
Jill is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, a Fellow of the HR Policy Institute, a member of the G100 Talent Consortium Advisory Board and a member of the Peer Roundtable for HR. She has been a director of the HR Policy Association. Jill is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and is a member of the Chicago based Goodman Theater Board of Directors.
AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses successfully address their most complex and critical challenges. Our clients include companies, corporate boards, law firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and others. Founded in 1981, AlixPartners is headquartered in New York, and has offices in more than 20 cities around the world. For more information, visit www.alixpartners.com.
Director, New York