George Smith, Founder & President
Phone: 925-932-1045 ext. 200
George Smith is the Founder and President of GBR Smith Group, a recruitment solutions leader within the environmental consulting, engineering/construction and petrochemical industries. This includes the Top 500 engineering, architectural & environmental design firms and the Top 200 environmental firms (as listed in Engineering News Record.)
Prior to founding GBR Smith Group in 2005, he had more than 30 years of business experience in environmental consulting, remediation, engineering & construction, and refining/petrochemical industries. His practical experience ranges from marketing, business development, strategic planning, operations management, project management to engineering. This includes more than 25 years of hands-on experience in talent assessment, recruitment and management of engineers and scientists. He has worked for companies such as Bechtel, Fluor-Daniel, Harding Lawson Associates and ARCADIS.
George earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. He currently serves as the President of the Western States Petroleum Association, Northern California Associates Chapter. He also is the President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Industrial Association. He is the Co-Chair of the Environmental and Manufacturing Task Force for the Contra Costa Council, and also serves on the Executive Committee for the Council. In 2004, George was appointed as a Commissioner on the Hazardous Materials Commission for Contra Costa County, and continues to serve in that role.
"I am committed to making the ideal match of highly-qualified professionals with dynamic companies. I derive a great deal of satisfaction in being a catalyst to support the professional growth of people while satisfying the strategic hiring requirements of my clients. I take special pride in conducting my business with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity."
Phone: 925-932-1045 ext. 101
Kristin Smith works for GBR Smith Group as a search consultant and project coordinator, focusing on the engineering and construction industries. She is strongly committed to a “win-win” approach in recruiting, which results in a successful outcome for both her clients and candidates.
Prior to joining the GBR Smith Group, Kristin worked in sales and recruiting positions, which provided valuable training for her current role. She understands the strength of a shared vision, common goals, and mutual respect between employer and employee as key parts of the equation for long-term success.
Kristin earned her B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of California, Davis.
GBR Smith Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.