Timothy C. Smith
Managing Director/Founder

Tim Smith is Managing Director of ASLON, a foremost integrity-based search firm focused on identifying, assessing, and delivering world-class leaders.

Prior to founding ASLON in 2002, Tim served as Practice Leader with the global executive search firm, Christian & Timbers. His entry into search was with Source Finance, where he focused on financial leadership positions. Mr. Smith was also in management with the Fortune 500 manufacturer, Brunswick Corporation. Tim’s entrepreneurial understanding stems from his past experience as the founder of three service companies, one of which he grew to over 100 employees.

Tim specializes in building high-quality senior executive teams for Fortune 100, private equity backed, and family owned clients. Tim counsels companies on their Board of Directors succession strategy; he delivers C-Suite executives and key functional leaders for multiple industries, including Specialty Chemicals, High-Tech, Manufacturing, Medical, Software, Transportation and Technology Service industries.

After years of completing US projects for European and Asian-based companies, Tim honed a global approach to finding leaders for American clients in the developing regions of the world. He has built a trusted group of partner relationships worldwide and is currently on the Leadership Council of the International Executive Search Federation (IESF), the largest search network in the world with 100 offices in 30 countries.

Tim received his BBA in Accounting from Miami University and was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He currently serves on the Board of his church and has recently served two terms on Hiram College’s Board of Visitors. As Vice Chairman for the Board of Lifework Leadership in Northeast Ohio, Tim currently devotes his time to programs mentoring business leaders.