Mike Smith

Talent & Culture Specialist
Brand Culture,
Human Resources
Sports, Media, Tech,
Entertainment, Finance

Mike Smith

Mike combines 30 years of experience with the world’s most respected brands with a passion for coaching leaders and teams to peak performance. His unique background at the National Football League, NBC, and Deloitte includes leadership roles in Human Resources, Finance, Technology, and Administration. Having been both a CHRO and CFO, Mike has a special lens to align business and talent strategy. His approach guides leaders and teams through skilled inquiry, objective data analysis, and practical counsel. Mike’s diversified experiences allow him to work effectively with clients ranging from startups to public companies.


  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Tech
  • Media
  • Finance


  • Pursuing Doctoral degree in Leadership at Vanderbilt University
  • Columbia University Coaching Program
  • Certified in multiple leadership assessment tools
  • Led weather planning for NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII

“After many years as a Finance Executive, it was obvious that talented and engaged leaders and teams delivered better results. I shared this observation with the NFL Commissioner who tapped me to build a strategic talent function. I took the ball and never stopped running. After instilling a coaching culture at the League Office, I now guide leaders and teams from all industries and stages to maximize their potential. I also get to return to being an unabashed fan of my Philadelphia Eagles.”
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