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Neil Smith

Consulting Practice Lead

As the firm’s consulting practice leader, Neil is responsible for leading the teams that develop and deliver advisory services and technology solutions to CrossCountry’s clients. He has over twenty years of experience assisting clients with optimizing operations, finance, and accounting functions and leading organizations through complex change initiatives. Neil continues to serve as an advisor to executive-level clients at Fortune 500 and emerging growth organizations across multiple industries.

Neil started his career at Arthur Andersen in the Business Consulting practice, where his primary focus was finance function improvement. Neil also worked as a consultant for BearingPoint, where he continued to develop his focus in performance improvement. In 2003, he left BearingPoint to join Capital Advisory Services, LLC (“CapAdvisory”). After the acquisition of CapAdvisory by Navigant Consulting, Neil joined Freddie Mac as a Business Projects Director in the Finance division. He left Freddie Mac in 2006 to return to consulting and helped found CrossCountry Consulting in 2011.

Neil received his BA in English from The George Washington University. He currently serves as the Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee for Junior Achievement of Greater Washington.