Kerry Anne Eales

Chief Human Resources Officer

’The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ could not be more relevant when referring to our PEOPLE value. I truly believe that the efforts and talents of all of us, combined, together make us a better firm. Our diversity in strengths and talents - working toward common goals - create the unique boutique environment for both our clients and employees. In my role, I strive to create, encourage and inspire this approach within my own team and all other teams within the firm.

With 20 years of experience in human resources, Kerry leads Smith + Howard’s talent and recruiting strategy, supporting the firm’s long-term development and growth.

Kerry joined Smith + Howard in 2021 as the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer. She is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the firm, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation.

Kerry is a strategic human resource leader with almost 20 years of experience leading human resource organizations and efforts in large global companies. She is specifically skilled in recruiting, training, labor relations, compliance and performance management.

Kerry and her husband moved to the United States from Johannesburg, South Africa in 2009. They live in Vinings with their two highly energetic Labrador Retrievers.


  • Atlanta, Georgia


  • University of Pretoria in South Africa – Bachelor of Arts Degree


  • Johannesburg, South Africa

Interests + Hobbies

  • Traveling
  • Music
  • CrossFit
  • Yoga
  • Pilates

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