Tony Bolliger joined CareerSMITH Inc. in 2003 after having spent 10 years in the environmental and construction industries. Prior to joining CareerSMITH, he was a senior project manager for a billion-dollar environmental engineering and remediation firm in Northern California. Projects included managing large-scale remediation programs for the Department of Defense, environmental consulting, technical assistance with hazardous waste management, and management of solid waste construction projects.
As President of CareerSMITH, Tony develops strong relationships with clients to fulfill a broad range of position levels and functions across market sectors including energy, power, infrastructure, transportation, government, and environmental. In partnership with clients, Tony develops strategic recruitment plans and recruits across a spectrum of leadership positions for clients looking to establish or augment corporate management teams. This includes searches for key positions such as chief executive officer, chief growth officer, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, vice president, president, and other strategic leadership positions.
Tony’s invaluable experience conducting searches for private equity and private equity-backed firms offers our clients a unique understanding of the critical requirements needed for executives to be successful within this dynamic market sector.
He works closely with clients to fully understand their needs and provides oversight and leadership throughout the entire search execution process, including directing research, candidate development, and interviewing and presenting qualified candidates. Tony is intimately involved throughout search execution to ensure the successful integration of candidates into client organizations. This results in high-quality candidates and long-term placements that make a strategic impact.
Tony is a frequent speaker at national engineering and construction industry conferences each year, in which he shares his strong E&C industry knowledge, recruiting guidance, and industry trends in recruiting and retention. In addition, he leads CareerSMITH’s participation and sponsorship activities for multiple industry associations and organizations including SAME, ECC, EFCG, FMI, AEC Advisors, and IEHRA.
Tony is a Board Member of the Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consultants (AESC) Americas Council and in 2019 was elected Council Secretary and Treasurer. The AESC Americas Council consists of elected officers from AESC Member firms in North America and Latin America to provide market insights and ensure that the AESC represents the very best in the profession and a rigorous commitment to quality standards.