Beth Symes is a seasoned, certified executive coach and consultant focused on optimizing performance outcomes. Beth works with senior executives and management teams, utilizing a dynamic and demanding process of self-discovery, experiential learning, personal challenge, and goal setting to minimize behaviors that limit performance effectiveness. Clients consistently achieve their development goals and emerge from the coaching process ready to expand their role and responsibilities.
Beth works with corporations and individuals in a variety of industries and professions. She has partnered with international organizations such as London Business School, and Lane4 in the UK, and DSM in the Netherlands.
Beth graduated from Rutgers College with a BA in English and has an MA from Washington University in Human Resource Management. Beth also earned a second master’s degree in Organization and Management Development through Fielding Graduate University. In addition, Beth is a graduate of the Fielding Graduate University Evidenced Based Coaching program and has earned the ICF designation of PCC.
Managing Partner, Financial Services Practice
Cameron Boyd is Managing Partner of S&W’s Financial Services Practice, the firm’s legacy industry vertical. As Managing Partner, Cameron is responsible for the leadership and strategic growth of the practice, supporting a tenured team of consultants and executive search practitioners. Additionally, his responsibilities include the oversight of key client and candidate relationships, business development initiatives, and thought leadership. Cameron is also actively involved in the running of some of the team’s most highly visible engagements. Since joining the firm in 2010 he has successfully completed dozens of CEO searches and conducted hundreds of searches across a wide spectrum of functional areas within financial services. Cameron is a key member of S&W’s leadership team, helping to shape the firm’s overall strategic priorities and growth initiatives. Prior to joining S&W, Cameron began his executive search career with a firm specializing in attorney recruitment. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Scarborough Land Trust and a graduate of Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.
As Managing Partner of Smith & Wilkinson, Carll provides professional level, director level, and C-Suite search services to Community & Regional banks across the Northeast. He focuses on working with banks between $100MM to $10B in assets, and in addition to conducting numerous CEO searches; he has successfully completed dozens of searches in the areas of commercial, consumer, and residential lending, retail banking, technology, credit, risk, audit, compliance, operations, finance and accounting, and wealth management. Carll has been a contributor to various banking publications including Banking New England, Connecticut Banking Magazine, and Massachusetts Banker, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Banker & Tradesman, The Commercial Record, and SNL.
Carll earned his BA from Fordham University, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He is a member of The Pinnacle Society, the nation’s premier consortium of top boutique recruiters with membership limited to 75 people nationally. Married with three children, Carll is also a singer/songwriter and can be found on Spotify and iTunes.
As the Research Analyst, Caroline focuses on supporting the firm’s diverse administrative research, survey, reporting and project management needs.
Caroline graduated from James Madison University receiving a B.B.A. in Business Management, focusing on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Smith & Wilkinson, Caroline spent her time opening and managing businesses in Pennsylvania and Maine. She is very excited to now call Maine home and enjoys spending time with her friends, catching sporting events, trying new restaurants and hanging out with her pug, Tootsie.
Charlotte Anderson is a certified coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation. She helps leaders transform personally and professionally, and in doing so, achieve peak performance in ways that embrace their unique purpose, style and skills.
Charlotte spent over 30 years in the banking industry, most recently as Senior Vice President/Operations for Fulton Financial Corporation, one of the largest banks in Pennsylvania, where she managed large and diverse teams across a variety of disciplines. After many years of coaching and mentoring, she realized that this was her passion and, she became a Certified Coach. Her education and experience cover a broad spectrum of management, operations, and leadership topics.
When Charlotte is not coaching, she enjoys her free time traveling and considers herself a lifelong learner through travel and education.
Senior Partner, Financial Services Practice
As a Partner in the Financial Services Practice, Chris provides professional level, director level, and C-Suite search services to Community & Regional banks in the Northeast & Midwest. Chris focuses on working with banks between $200MM to $10B in assets, and in addition to conducting numerous CEO searches; he has successfully completed dozens of searches in the areas of commercial, consumer, and residential lending, retail banking, technology, credit, risk, audit, compliance, operations, finance and accounting, and wealth management. He is active in numerous state banking associations, and is a frequent attendee of association events. In addition to providing exceptional service to his clients and candidates, Chris is also a member of Smith & Wilkinson’s leadership team, helping to shape the firm’s strategic priorities and growth initiatives.
Prior to joining Smith & Wilkinson, Chris ran his own business for six years, and prior to that managed sales teams for two Fortune 500 companies for eight years. His business and management experiences have given him valuable insight into the art of identifying and hiring the right person for a position. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of New Hampshire. Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, coaching youth sports, and rooting for the Pats, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins.
Before joining Smith & Wilkinson, Colin spent 6 years in the insurance industry in multiple roles, primarily specializing in Short Term Disability claims. He received his BA in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University. Outside of work, Colin can usually be found running, golfing, or at the beach.
Associate, Financial Services Practice
Before joining Smith and Wilkinson, Darcy spent 16 years as a Higher Education professional in Undergraduate Admissions helping students and families find the right fit for college. She oversaw the first-year undergraduate team, where they connected with thousands of families and school counselors all over the country. She graduated with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies followed by a MS in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island. Outside of work, Darcy enjoys spending time with her three small children, jamming out to soulful music, and dreaming of Maine summers.
As the Marketing Manager, Emily designs our marketing materials, manages our website, ensures all outgoing documents meet our branding standards, manages our social media accounts, creates and distributes quarterly newsletters, and assists Account Executives with research, presentations, and content writing. She works closely with each department to ensure our client’s needs are met.
Emily has two bachelor’s degrees from Roger Williams University; one in graphic design and one in public relations. Prior to joining Smith & Wilkinson, Emily spent over 5 years working in non-profit in a variety of marketing and communication roles. She also worked at Puma on their global eCommerce team and spent 3 years with a web design start-up. She’s proficient in graphic design, web management, writing, and creating social media content. Emily is very excited to call Portland, Maine home after living in Savannah, Georgia for three years and Boston for five years. She enjoys spending time with her new daughter and husband, running, trying new restaurants in Portland, scary movies, and reading (specifically Harry Potter!)
Harrison Hines is an Associate in Smith & Wilkinson’s Insurance Practice. Before joining Smith & Wilkinson, Harrison spent 10 years working in a business development capacity for a national B2B event organizer, serving many different industries throughout the United States.
Harrison received his B.B.A. from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine with a focus in Management and Marketing. Originally from a small town “Down East”, he now lives in Southern Maine with his wife and two young children.
Outside of work you can usually find Harrison chasing his kids around outside, on the baseball field, or enjoying the coast of Maine.
As the Operations & Data Manager for Smith & Wilkinson, Kat focuses on actively managing our firm’s expansive database to better support our clients’ and candidates’ goals. Through strategic outreach, thought leadership, data analysis and market research, Kat heads our firm’s objective to become a fully data-driven organization impacting all areas of our business.
A registered nurse, Kat also works per diem on a busy inpatient surgical floor at a local hospital. She has extensive experience in the publishing, recruiting, nonprofit and healthcare sectors. Kat has a BA in history and political science from Simmons University and a BSN from the University of Southern Maine. She lives with family in Cape Elizabeth.
Senior Associate, Financial Services Practice
Moriah Maron is a Senior Associate in Smith & Wilkinson’s Financial Services Practice.
Before joining Smith & Wilkinson, Moriah worked in international education providing students access to high impact programs abroad and inspiring students to become culturally conscious global leaders. Moriah is a people-person energized by others and committed to making a positive impact and building long-lasting relationships. She received her BA in Government from Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA) and recently completed a certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Colorado Boulder. Outside of work, Moriah enjoys exploring Maine’s outdoors – whether hiking, biking, skiing, or sitting on the beach – training for her next triathlon, and checking out Portland’s many restaurants, bars, and breweries.
As a Partner within our Financial Services practice, Nate Townsend leverages his market expertise and consultative approach to build value on behalf of Financial Institutions across the United States. Nate’s engagements have included executive positions, business line leaders, and skilled individual contributor roles whose positions primarily fall within commercial, residential and consumer lending, credit, risk, audit, technology, compliance, retail, marketing, finance and accounting, and operations.
Prior to joining Smith & Wilkinson, Nate held various sales, consulting, and business development roles specializing in creating sustained value for financial institutions and government municipalities. Nate earned a B.B.A from Ohio University in Athens, OH with a focus on Marketing & Sales. Originally from Akron, OH, he now lives in Saco, ME with his partner Carly and their dog, Ruby. For fun, they love to get outside, explore, and take advantage of everything this great state has to offer.
Quin Peel has over 14 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Early in his career, he reached success in the mortgage industry as a Senior Loan Officer. Following this early success, Quin joined the operational side of financial services, quickly working his way up to become Director of Relationship Management at a local credit card processing company.
Prior to Smith & Wilkinson, Quin was the Director of Operations at Beach Glass Transitions, LLC and was responsible for the finance, accounting, and all operational policies and procedures. During his tenure, Quin has developed strong sales and operational capacities, and has been responsible for all aspects of hiring, training, and managing his teams within these roles.
Quin grew up in Ottawa, Ontario and graduated from the University of Maine, Orono with a B.S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance. While at UMaine, Quin played varsity baseball, and in his spare time, he enjoys time with his wife, Lynn, and their two children, as well as spending time training for road races, snowboarding, playing hockey and golfing.
Sharon Dorsett is an organizational psychologist, experienced executive coach, and business consultant. In addition to her work in executive coaching and leadership development, Sharon also focuses on team-building, group facilitation, change management and organization development.
Whether coaching a seasoned executive or a new leader, Sharon focuses on energizing and challenging individuals to discover barriers to success and increase leadership capabilities. Sharon works with teams to increase group and individual performance through awareness and surfacing of underlying issues that inhibit the work process and effectiveness of organizational groups, teams and functional units.
Sharon graduated from Kenyon College and holds a PhD in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She is a certified executive coach, Hogan Assessment, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) administrator. In addition, Sharon has a certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute.
As a Managing Partner in the Insurance Practice, Stacy provides professional level, manager level, and executive level search services to Property & Casualty Insurance Carriers, Agencies, TPAs, Re-Insurers, and Insurtech companies across the country. Stacy has partnered with regional and specialty carriers on a variety of hiring initiatives, with specific functional experience in Data Analytics, Technology, Actuarial, and Product Management roles.
Prior to joining Smith & Wilkinson, Stacy spent 15 years making television shows for networks like ABC, Bravo, and The Food Network as a producer in New York City. During this time she cultivated her interviewing, story-telling, and management skills creating prime time, award nominated programs. She received her BA in Communications from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and outside of work Stacy enjoys playing tennis, running 5Ks, cooking, a good pun, and winter beach walks with her husband Nathan and their two daughters- one human and one canine.
As a Partner in the Financial Services Practice, Steve Peary provides professional level, director level, and executive level search services to community banks throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. His engagements have included C-Suite positions, line of business executives, and skilled individual contributor roles for community banks from $200MM to $50B in assets, including positions in commercial and residential lending, credit, risk, audit, compliance, operations, retail, and finance and accounting. Steve is an active member of the New York Bankers Association and the New Jersey Bankers Association, and he brings his significant industry knowledge and vast network to bear on behalf of his clients across the region.
Prior to joining Smith & Wilkinson Steve spent over 10 years in the Telecommunications industry with regional and national companies in senior sales and leadership roles, as well as founding his own independent IT brokerage company. Steve received his BA from the University of Maine at Orono. Outside of work Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and three children as well as golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter.
Wade Shows is the Director of Learning and Organizational Effectiveness within Kaiser Permanente’s National Sales & Account Management lines of business. Wade’s first career was in leading business development teams in local, regional and national markets, achieving mutual success through dynamic teaming and high trust client engagement.
Wade works with key business partners in Human Resources, Workforce Development and other Learning and Organizational Effectiveness leaders across the organization to align, coordinate, and advance key initiatives that enhance the talent, skills, readiness, mindsets, and engagement needed for sustainable performance.
Outside of Kaiser, Wade is an experienced executive coach who helps his clients identify roadblocks, see new perspectives, and build on their strengths to reach new levels of personal and professional growth. He works with both individuals and teams.
Wade received his B.A in History and Russian from University of California, Irvine, and his Masters of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University. He is also certified in Leadership Circle 360, DiSC, Facilitation, Organizational Diagnosis and Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration.
Associate, Financial Services Practice
William Wegener is an Associate in Smith & Wilkinson’s Financial Services Practice.
Before joining Smith & Wilkinson, William spent 8 years working throughout New England in the telecommunications industry focusing on sales development, leadership and talent acquisition. His most recent experience was in developing and leading a regional recruiting team for one of the top wireless corporations nationally. He takes pride in a consultative and ‘servant heart’ approach to business.
Outside of the office, you can find William enjoying a round of golf, exploring the Maine outdoors or visiting one of the many local eateries Portland has to offer. He currently resides in Southern Maine with his wife and young family.