Background and Qualifications

Smith · Roth · Squires & Ritter was founded in 1986 by principals who came with decades of experience in human resource management and executive recruiting gained from both Fortune 100 companies and major consulting organizations. They were convinced then as strongly as we are convinced today that executive search can and should be done with a greater sense-of-urgency and with a much more effective approach than the accepted norm.  Our commitment to that goal has not diminished.

Every assignment is personally handled by a principal of the firm, start to finish – no exceptions.

Our firm is dedicated to provide our clients the highest level of personalized, professional service and customer satisfaction. Identifying, evaluating and recruiting executives, key business leaders and professionals worldwide is our singular focus.

Large enough to succeed on every assignment, yet small enough so that each assignment is critical to the firm’s success.

As a firm, we are large enough to maintain the scale of global resources required to ensure that without exception we serve our clients well.  Yet we are small enough so that every assignment is treated as critical to the success of our firm.   Our principals’ and our firm’s reputation is built on successfully concluding difficult and complex assignments. We are committed to maintaining and building on our reputation.

Why Use Smith · Roth · Squires & Ritter ?

Principal’s Biographies

Ron Roth

Ron Roth is a founding partner of Smith · Roth · Squires & Ritter and has a distinguished career that spans more than twenty five years successfully executing complex and challenging retained executive search engagements.

Mr. Roth’s track record as a generalist executive recruiter covers assignments ranging from presidents and corporate officers to middle management executives.  His extensive experience spans a broad range of clients in many markets, including: technology, consumer and industrial products and services.  He has successfully supported the retained executive search needs of large global corporations, as well as many small public and private organizations worldwide.

Mr. Roth earned a BA in Marketing from the University of Charleston, West Virginia.    He lives with his family in Sands Point, NY.
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R. James Squires

Jim Squires has more than twenty years experience in retained executive search.  While maintaining a generalist approach to search, Mr. Squires has completed numerous search assignments in strategy and marketing for both corporate and consulting clients in traditional and, currently, e-commerce sectors.

Mr. Squires began his career in corporate human resources at RCA, Arthur Andersen & Company, ITT World Headquarters and Standard Brands.  He joined Smith · Roth · Squires & Ritter in 1986.

Mr. Squires graduated from Hofstra University, where he earned a BBA in Personnel Management in 1970, and an MBA in Finance & Investments in 1972.  He and his wife reside on Long Island, New York.
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Mark Ritter

Mark was the President of The Stanley Works’ Air Tools Division before joining
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as a partner in 2002.  The Stanley Works division he ran quickly became recognized as the most innovative supplier of industrial capital equipment assembly systems to all global OEMs manufacturing durable goods in the Automotive, Heavy Truck, Aerospace and Consumer White Goods markets.  Prior to The Stanley Works, he was the General Manager of Eaton Corporation’s Commercial Controls Electronics Division and Semiconductor Equipment Operations.  Earlier, he led General Electric Medical Systems’ North Central Sales and Service Team.  Mark was also a Captain in the United States Air Force specializing in Space Operations.

Mr. Ritter holds a BA in Abstract Mathematics from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida and a MBA from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.  Mr. Ritter is also a Professor of Entrepreneurial Marketing at the Pamplin School of Business, University of Portland.  He lives with his wife and two children in Portland, Oregon.
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