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Bentley Lewis

Kelly Smith O’Hara

Head of North America

About Kelly Smith O’Hara

Kelly is Head of North America at Bentley Lewis and has over 25 years of experience in Talent Acquisition. She held various corporate HR roles, both in Recruitment and as a HR Generalist, at MasterCard International, J. Crew Inc. and Lehman Brothers.

Kelly's experience includes organizational design and development, change management, succession planning and performance management.

After Lehman Brothers, she transitioned into executive search focusing on Human Resources, Finance, Marketing and Technology.

In her tenure at Bentley Lewis, she has successfully placed numerous C- Suite executives in a variety of disciplines across multiple industry sectors. She takes an authentic consultative approach when advising her clients.

Her blend of corporate HR experience coupled with her search expertise gives her the ability to solve problems quickly by identifying critical hiring needs. Kelly can find the leaders and build their teams that ultimately impact the organization at the highest level.

She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication/Human Resources.  She is an avid golfer and a proud mother of 4 children.