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Chris Smith




Executive summary


Chris Smith is the national leader of Grant Thornton’s Strategy & Transformation services, and the leader of the Pacific Northwest’s Advisory practice.

Chris has managed hundreds of Advisory engagements, both domestically and internationally, across several corporate functions and various industries. Chris joined Grant Thornton via the acquisition of a boutique strategy firm he founded in 2007. Prior to that, Chris gained his experience from various boutique and global management consulting firms.

Chris’ Advisory experience focuses on designing and deploying future-ready strategies for clients wanting high, yet sustainable growth and then operationalizing the strategy across the organization. His depth of knowledge covers corporate strategy, sales, marketing and customer strategy, enterprise transformation, operational excellence, post-merger integration and culture design.

Chris has sat on the Board of Directors of multiple companies across industries. He has also been published and/or looked to for expertise in a variety of leading publications including HBR, Fortune, Forbes and WSJ.




  • Saint Louis University, BS in Accountancy & BS in Management Information Systems

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