EASI·Consult® Announces New Teaming Relationship with Human Capital Solutions!

EASI·Consult® is proud to announce an exciting, new teaming relationship with Human Capital Solutions. The Human Capital Solutions group are consultants in the field of executive search. They know what it takes to deliver the results your business requires. They have the people and the processes to deliver those results. Their retained executive search consultants are experienced industry veterans.

EASI·Consult’s David Hoff was a guest expert on the CFR Career 100 podcast. Click here to listen.

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David E. Smith, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer

David Smith is the founder and president of Expert Advocates in Selection International, LLC (EASI·Consult®). His career includes over 20 years in the field of assessment and development for management and leadership positions. After spending a decade inside a Fortune 50 company as the head of Assessment and Selection, he now leads a team of the most experienced talent management psychologists in the U.S. His company provides Human Capital Management consulting to private sector and public sector organizations.

David is sought out by organizations of all sizes for advice and recommendations regarding implementation or improvement of assessment programs. He established EASI·Consult® in 1998 to provide organizations with informed and unbiased advice regarding the selection, development, validation and implementation of assessment tools for Human Capital decisions in organizations.

David holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University. He is a member of the Equal Employment Advisory Council's Ad Hoc Committee on Employment Testing in Washington, D.C. He is one of the founders of the International Assessment and Selection Council, a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychologists. David is licensed as a practicing psychologist by Missouri's State Committee of Psychology. He has authored or co-authored over a dozen research articles and studies in leading professional journals. His work has been reprinted in books on human resources management, both domestically and internationally.


  • Colorado State University (Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 1984)
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (M.A. Clinical Psychology, 1979)
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis (B.A. Psychology, 1974)

Professional Expertise

  • Assessment Center methodology
  • Competency Modeling
  • Test development and validation
  • Litigation Support Services
  • Coaching for Highly Valued/At Risk Executives (Hi-VAR)

Professional Affiliations

  • Equal Employment Advisory Committee's Ad hoc Council on Employment Testing
  • Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychologists
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Human Resources Management


  • Missouri, State Committee of Psychology - 1995


  • Expert Advocates in Selection International, LLC (EASI·Consult®)
    Founder and President (1998 - present)
  • Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
    Chief Psychologist, Assessment, Selection and Research (1985 - 2003)
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