Brad Smart completed his doctorate in Industrial Psychology at Purdue University, entered consulting, and for more than 25 years has been in private practice as President of Smart & Associates, Inc., based in the Chicago area. Brad is frequently acknowledged to be the world’s foremost expert on hiring. He has conducted in-depth interviews with over 6,500 executives. He is author of seven books and videos, including:
Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People (the world’s bestseller, of 1400 books on hiring, since 1999), The Smart Interviewer, Smart Parenting: How to Raise Happy, Can- Do Children (co-author with Dr. Kate Smart Mursau, 2006 release), and Selection Interviewing: A Management Psychologist’s Recommended Approach.
Brad has helped companies topgrade by assessing and coaching teams, conducting Topgrading® workshops, and providing books, handbooks, and videos to help clients topgrade on their own. The resulting improvements in company performance have been featured on the cover of The Wall Street Journal and in many Fortune articles.