J. Anderson & Associates
25 B Vreeland Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
James A. Smith is the President of J. Anderson & Associates, an executive search business he began in 2006. The company is now located in Florham Park, New Jersey.
Mr. Smith is responsible for laying the foundation for the company’s vision and strategy, business development, client relationships, and manages six employees. He has fifteen years of broad experience in the recruiting industry focusing on the Information Technology and Telecommunications industries, and has had consistent significant revenue and profit growth during his leadership with J. Anderson. His personal production has consistently exceeded $500k and more with a team production of +$1M during each of the past two years. Smith was previously a Senior Account Manager, at Management Recruiters International, a leading network of franchised recruiting service firms. During his time at MRI CompuSearch he performed in the top 5%, obtaining MRI’s Pacesetter recognition award annually for top performance in their division.
Prior to MRI CompuSearch, he enjoyed a successful eight years in the telecommunications industry. During that period he was a sales manager at Bell Atlantic Mobile (now Verizon Wireless) for two years, where he opened a new sales territory and managed a team of sales professionals. Before becoming manager, Smith was one of the top performing sales professionals in the company obtaining the prestigious President’s Cabinet award for five consecutive years.
Smith began his career at Johnson & Johnson (Ortho Diagnostic), as a lab technician, where he was part of a team that produced one of the first HIV tests. He spent four years in that environment working in quality assurance and producing various diagnostic tests and blood reagents before moving in to the sales profession.
He has spent a significant amount of time voluntarily mentoring and teaching college students how to prepare for the job market, offering internships and scholarships, and giving speeches and presentations to colleges and high schools.
Smith will earn his EMBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2014, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Mercy College of New York. James has a wife and 4 children, and resides in Sparta, New Jersey.
Niche – I.T. Leadership, Information Technology
Region – Nationwide
Industries – Information Technology
Search Type – Retained, Contingent