Joel Smoot
  • Principal /
  • Boston /

Joel Smoot is a Principal at ghSMART, where he advises boards and executives on CEO and executive assessment, leadership development, team effectiveness, and organizational change.

Prior to ghSMART, Joel was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where he served leading companies across industries including biopharmaceuticals, financial services, and telecommunications. During his time at McKinsey, Joel specialized in organizational transformation, leading teams and advising clients on talent selection, corporate culture and large-scale change management. He also was a top-rated internal faculty member and was a leader of the mentorship program for the Boston office.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Joel was a Legislative Aide in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives where he handled a legislative portfolio on energy, environment and technology issues. Joel earned an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Zoology and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He lives in the Boston area with his wife, and enjoys playing tennis, learning trivia, listening to podcasts and rooting for the Green Bay Packers.

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