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Retained Executive Search Firm


It happens eventually in every business. The CEO, Directors or other executives, identify a leadership gap that must be filled. Yet, aligning a new, “unknown” with the talent, industry, outcome requirements and organizational culture is complex.

It requires a clear understanding of the organization and, quite often, the highest level of confidentiality. Every detail, including personal style, professional approach, organizational values, subject matter expertise, location, experience, and compensation, must be considered and matched.

Critical executive searches like this are the sole mission of GS&A. Our approach delivers the ideal match because each GS&A retained executive search consultant personally manages every step of your search within our search process, from the beginning right through to performance.



If you would like a confidential conversation, or if you have questions about our approach and your leadership needs, please call us. There is never risk or obligation, just professional guidance. Call (615) 480-5685.

The Right Leadership

A national retained executive search firm, Guice Smith & Associates consistently delivers best-matched, highest-quality candidates for corporations, consulting and professional service firms, ministries and not-for-profits, life sciences, and hospital and healthcare management companies. With a combined 130 years of consistent, professional, confidential service, you’ll find a team of search experts that partner for your success.

GS&A’s rigorous process includes multiple advance interviews for every qualified candidate, so that you see only the best. You receive regular updates, and you can feel confident that your search is managed privately and securely from start to finish by your expert personal consultant.

Your dedicated executive search consultant will:
  1. Listen to you and your designated stakeholders throughout the search and understand your company culture.
  2. Specify a detailed profile of skills & traits.
  3. Search our network of contacts and develop new channels based on our discovery with you to identify candidates.
  4. Provide market analytics during the search.
  5. Vet and qualify best prospects.
  1. Conduct in-depth interviews & check references.
  2. Review top profiles with client.
  3. Schedule & track client interviews.
  4. Compile all necessary information and if you desire, negotiate and extend the offer.
  5. Complete the hire, monitor results assist with the onboarding process.


Guice Smith, Founder

A seasoned business executive, Guice Smith offers more than 26 years of executive search experience in such disciplines as executive administration, accounting and finance, and operations.

Brittany Meador, Associate

Brittany has always had a passion for healthcare. For multiple years she worked on the clinical side of healthcare, which allows her to understand how employment needs affect the patient outcome. She has continued her education with a B.S. in Health Science and most recently, a M.S. in Healthcare Administration with a minor in Strategic Management. Her education plus her clinical experience in healthcare gives her a well-rounded view of the needs of healthcare organizations from both, the clinical and administrative perspective.

Rhonda Bingham

Rhonda has over three decades of serving clients and taking care of the details.

Art Mulwitz

Before entering the recruiting arena, Art has over 20 years of operations experience as a tier one automotive supplier with companies such as Dana Corporation, Collins & Aikman and Bosch Brakes.

Bill Spurgeon

Bill understands the mission of organizations and thrives on helping them find people to fulfill that mission.

Experience and Services


We have worked with some of the best brands in the world. View our client list.

Completed Searches

Our client searches span the globe and reach across a variety of industries.


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