Our History

Trained in recruiting in southern California, Cameron Smith moved to Arkansas in the 1990s and went into business for himself. Starting with a yellow pad and a desk phone, he soon learned that nearby Bentonville was home to Walmart headquarters and a growing roster of consumer products offices. As the area grew, Smith quickly filled his Rolodex and wore the numbers off his phone.

Today the CSA team is recognized as experts in executive search for global CPG companies and retail services firms calling on major players in the mass, club, drug, e-commerce, grocery, home, and dollar channels. Companies engage CSA to fill a range of analytical and leadership roles across the country and in Canada, including C-suite positions and public board seats. CSA also offers outplacement services including career coaching and professional resume writing.

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Building customer teams
around all major big box retailers.

C-Suite placements
including Director, VP, CFO, COO, & CEO.

Filling public board seats
with emphasis on gender diversity.

CSA Founders

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Cameron Smith

“We know the stakes are high when you select the talent to manage your business with your biggest customers. We understand the blend of skill, passion, creativity and urgency that characterizes these elite teams.”