Randy Street is Vice Chairman of ghSMART, a leadership advisory firm whose mission is to use its expertise in human behavior to help CEOs, boards, and investors build valuable companies. He has advised leaders for over 30 years and regularly helps them to build the teams they need to execute their strategies with confidence. He specializes in CEO succession, executive selection and development, management due diligence, and optimizing leadership teams to execute strategy.
Prior to becoming Vice Chairman, Randy served for 12 years as ghSMART’s first Managing Partner. During that time, the firm grew tenfold while setting industry standards for client and team satisfaction. Forbes rated ghSMART one of America’s Best Consulting Firms from 2017-2020, and Vault ranked ghSMART the #1 Boutique Consulting firm and #1 in overall team satisfaction, client interaction, and level of challenge in 2021.
In collaboration with Geoff Smart, the firm’s chairman and founder, Randy co-authored Who: The A Method for Hiring (Random House, 2008), which went on to become a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly best seller. 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 it 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. Randy also co-authored the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success (Random House, 2015).
Prior to joining ghSMART, Randy was the EVP of Sales & Marketing and EVP of Corporate Development & Strategy for EzGov, a software company 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, including aviation, automotive, manufacturing, defense, and more.
Randy earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. He and his wife live in Atlanta and have three daughters.