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Brad Smith

Brad Smith

  • Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Brad partners with clients who strive to "lead what's next" by establishing sustainable organizational conditions for the business and its people to thrive today and shape a successful tomorrow.

In his 25+ years as an HR leader and organization design and effectiveness consultant, Brad has successfully managed large-scale organization effectiveness and change initiatives across a spectrum of industries, geographies and business scenarios. Brad also designs and delivers customized leadership development programs focused on equipping current and emerging leaders with the capabilities needed to lead what's next in a rapidly changing world.

Brad's recent clients include: Beam Suntory, Inc., Heath Care Services Corporation, McDonald's Corporation, Omaha Public Power District, SP Plus Corporation, Union Pacific Railroad, and W.L. Gore and Associates.

In his non-consulting roles, Brad has served as the leader of Global Talent Planning from Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and leader of Global Talent Management at Fiserv, Inc.

Brad received an MBA degree in Organizational Behavior and Marketing from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Marquette University.