Al Smith Jr.

Managing Partner

Al Smith Jr. is a Managing Partner at Stanton Chase Huntsville. He is a versatile executive search consultant with experience spanning the healthcare, finance, aerospace, and manufacturing sectors. His background as a former professional athlete fuels his drive for conceiving winning strategies, executing techniques, and nurturing trusted partnerships. Al’s innate leadership abilities, honed on the field and in the boardroom, enable him to navigate complex organizational landscapes with discernment and agility.

With a proven track record of success, Al specializes in delivering top talent solutions to Fortune 500 companies and small to midsize organizations within the industrial, defense, and technology sectors. His extensive skill set includes human resources, business development, supply chain management, and manufacturing operations, allowing him to provide strategic guidance in today’s dynamic business environment.

Prior to joining Stanton Chase, Al led corporate talent acquisition teams for esteemed organizations such as L3Harris Technologies, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, eviCore, and Healthways. These roles endowed him with unparalleled strategic experience in identifying and securing top talent, aimed at driving qualitative growth and increasing market share. Al’s results-driven approach, coupled with his fervor for forging meaningful connections, catalyzed his career shift from ‘hitting people to helping people.’ Dedicated to excellence, his goal is to establish Stanton Chase as the preferred leadership partner in the Huntsville area and throughout the Southeast region.

Originally hailing from southern Louisiana, Al earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwestern State University, where he was a standout football player. Following his collegiate career, he joined the Canadian Football League, playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Now residing in Huntsville, Alabama, with his wife and five children, Al relishes family adventures, volunteering at his church, and rooting for his favorite Louisiana sports teams.


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