Ryan Smith

Ryan joined the team of LifeWork Search in January of 2023 as an Account Executive. He began his five year service in the Military after graduating from West Point with a BS in Environmental Engineering.  After leaving the US Army as a Captain, he continued his education by earning an MBA, with a focus in Finance and Supply Chain, at Washington University in St. Louis.  He then spent the next 15 years at Walmart and then Tyson Foods.  While beginning his career in Corporate Finance, he found his passion lay in supply chain and solving supply chain related problems, which led to his holding multiple roles in increasing responsibility from Transportation and Logistics to Demand Planning and S&OP and finally managing his own transportation company.  In his new role he is dedicated to finding candidates the right fit to accelerate their careers and helping companies find talent that improves their operations and positions for continued growth.  Ryan lives in Northwest Arkansas with his wife Jolene and six children.  He also serves and has served on multiple non-profit boards that advocate for children, specifically foster care and adoption.