Kerry Anne Eales has joined Smith & Howard as the firm’s first Chief Human Resources Officer.
In this role, Eales is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the firm. This includes the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation.
Eales, a strategic human resource leader with almost 20 years of experience leading human resource organizations and efforts in large global companies, is specifically skilled in recruiting, training, labor relations, compliance and performance management.
“Smith & Howard’s ambitious 10-year vision requires skilled focus on our people, engagement and culture. Kerry is highly qualified for this new role. We are confident our employees are in capable hands and very excited to have Kerry on board,” said Sean C. Taylor, Managing Partner at Smith & Howard.
Eales graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with majors in Psychology, Sociology and Criminology and a minor in Statistics. She has received certifications in several HR-related courses.