Executive Bio

Brad Smith has 24 years of experience in the employment industry as a retained executive search professional and as a vice president and senior consultant for Drake Beam Morin, Inc (DBM), a global career transition and executive coaching firm. In January 2010, he established an executive transition coaching practice. This service specializes in a no nonsense approach that helps C-Level executives expedite their search for either their ideal job or ‘life option’.

Brad joined DBM in 1993 as a coach to senior executives in transition and was promoted to Vice President of Business Development in January 1995. Brad is a recipient of the DBM Professional Excellence Award.

Brad has been recognized in Who’s Who in Human Resources. Brad is past president and chairman of The Cowtown Executives Association, an executive networking and business referral group. He served for eight years as Vice President of Communications for the Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association. He is a past member of the Ft Worth Chamber’s Quality Workforce Commission and the Board of Trustees for Hill School of Fort Worth.

In 2007, Brad founded The TAFANTE Group, an exclusive organization whose members are committed to the exchange of trusted business contacts and the fostering of business development.

Brad is a guest lecturer at the TCU Neeley School of Business: The BNSF Next Generation Leadership Program and The University of Texas at Arlington. He is also a mentor in the TCU Neeley Fellows Program.

Brad currently chairs the Tarrant County Senior Executive Group, an invitation only transition networking group for C-level executives.

Brad is a veteran of the United States Air Force Intelligence Service where he was member of a special operations wing that conducted search and rescue missions for downed pilots in Laos and Viet Nam. He holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Iowa State University.