Artell Smith

Vice President-Human Resources-Talent, HR Shared Services & Technology at Quad at Wisconsin School of Business


Wisconsin School of Business

Artell has extensive experience in human resources management, advising and focusing on overall people strategy, talent management/development, and compensation/benefits. He has led transformative projects across all aspects of HR work globally, including talent development, generalist services, operations, technology, and global sourcing.

Artell is Principal and Managing Director of WatchWorks Management Consulting LLC. Previously, Artell was HR Senior Vice-President for Strategy, Technology & Operations at Aon plc, a $12B global insurance brokerage and HR consultancy. Artell also served as CHRO at Aon Hewitt, a 25,000-employee, $4B subsidiary of Aon plc. He retired from Aon plc in December 2013.

Prior to Aon plc, Artell was HR Vice President, Business Process Outsourcing at Hewitt Associates, Vice President of Training & Communications at Fidelity Investments, Retail Investor Services, and Senior HR Specialist at ExxonMobil.

Artell earned his Master of Public Administration degree from Brigham Young University Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science also from BYU.

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