Randy has served as a leadership advisor to boards, CEOs, and executive teams for over 25 years. He is also a popular keynote speaker with a dynamic and energetic style that routinely generates the highest audience satisfaction scores possible.
In collaboration with Geoff Smart, the firm’s CEO, Randy co-authored Who: The A Method for Hiring (Random House, 2008), which is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly best seller. He also co-authored Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success (Random House, 2015), which became a Wall Street Journal best seller.
Upon release, Who became the #1 ranked bestseller on Amazon out of 24 million titles, and hit every major bestseller list in the United States. Soundview Executive Book Summaries gave Who the “Best 30 Business Books Award,” Shanghai Daily named it a “Top 5 Best Book in China,” Canada’s Globe and Mail named Who the “#1 Best Business and Management Book of 2009,” and The Wall Street Journal named it a top seven “Best Advice” book for leaders in 2011. Canada’s Globe and Mail also named Power Score the “#2 Best Business and Management Book of 2015.”
Prior to joining ghSMART, Randy was the EVP of Sales & Marketing and EVP of Corporate Development & Strategy for EzGov, a software firm that was named the fastest growing company in Atlanta during his tenure. Before that, Randy was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company where he led projects and advised senior executives of Global 1000 companies in a wide range of industries.
Randy earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and three children.