Dr Samantha Smith, Founder of Pinnacle Collective, is an experienced strategist, executive search and board adviser.
With over two decades of experience within the private, government and non-for-profit sectors, she is also a recognised thought leader in strategic marketing, communications and consumer research.
Samantha’s broad experience has given her an intimate understanding and appreciation for the mechanics of developing good strategy and the tools to align and perform engaging and effective search.
Samantha applies her behavioural science expertise and strategic insights to develop a bespoke response for each brief. Samantha is an Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL) Certified Organisational Coach and obtained her Doctorate from Monash University for her behaviour change research. She also has extensive qualifications in corporate governance, risk management, strategy design, marketing, communications and media.
A Fellow of the global Chartered Governance Institute (FCG), Samantha is a Non Executive Director of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), an Australian Institute of Company Director’s Victorian Division Councillor and Chair of Swinburne University’s Master of Marketing Course Advisory Committee. She has also previously served as a Non Executive Director of WorkSafe and of the Australian Communities Foundation.
Samantha assists in judging the Telstra Australian Business Awards and Business Women’s Awards and is a published author on the topics of Generation Y and social media. For more details on Samantha’s experience, qualifications and publications, visit her LinkedIn profile.