Heidi Smith

Heidi Smith

Heidi Smith is a Principal at ghSMART. She serves leading private equity investors, hedge fund managers and Fortune 500 clients in the areas of management assessment, leadership coaching and organizational change initiatives.

Prior to joining ghSMART, Heidi was the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Talbots, a leading women’s apparel company, where she worked closely with the CEO and other senior leadership on key strategic, operational, and organizational issues.

Heidi also spent 7 years at Bain and Company in the Boston and New York offices, working across a variety of industries, including retail, CPG, financial services, media, health care, construction, and oil and gas. During her tenure at Bain, Heidi spent several years leading teams and advising clients in Bain’s Private Equity Group, providing rigorous diligence for top private equity firms. Heidi also advised corporate clients on turnaround work, full potential analysis, operational improvement, and strategic blueprints. During her time at Bain, Heidi was active in Bain’s training efforts and ran a global training program for experienced consultants.

Heidi graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Economics. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, where her elective coursework focused on business strategy and organizational strategy. She resides in Boston with her husband and son.

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