First Vice President of Learning and Development in GRN History
Global Recruiters Network®, a worldwide executive search firm based in Chicago, has announced the appointment of Bill Smyser to Vice President of Learning and Development. Bill has been a part of GRN since 2006, first as a Business Development Manager and then in 2014 as Director of Learning. According to CEO Brad Baiocchi, "Bill's an exceptional talent, a proven leader who continues to play a key role in our organization's growth." Baiocchi continued, "Our network is fortunate and extremely excited to have a person of Bill's caliber on board. He's the kind of individual you want leading content development that will impact our industry for years."
With 25 years of experience in the executive search industry, Bill has been instrumental in creating and delivering learning programs to support our GRN franchisees throughout his career here. He has trained thousands of recruiters, managers, and researchers and created instructional materials, manuals, and ongoing support for our offices. "I can't think of a more dynamic industry to work in than Executive Recruiting," he stated, "There's a thrill in it that leaves me smiling. I've learned from the very best at GRN, who remain my mentors, to be innovative and curious. These two things keep me excited about what I do now and the future I hope I'm shaping at GRN."
Forbes has recognized GRN for the sixth consecutive year (2017- 2022) as one of America's Best Executive Recruiting Firms. In 2017 and 2018, GRN also made Entrepreneur magazine's prestigious Franchise 500®. In addition, entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500®, the world's most comprehensive franchise ranking, also acknowledged GRN as the leader in the category of Executive Recruiting for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power.