R. Scott Smith, B.A., LL. B.

R. Scott Smith, B.A., LL. B.
Advisory Board Member

Scott is a well-respected lawyer, business consultant, and HR and governance expert who works with senior executives and business owners to focus on progress, minimize corporate challenges and maximize Board functionality. Following 17 years as in-house counsel in the insurance, transportation and property development industries, Scott focused his attention on the consulting sector.  As Senior Partner at Carlisle Strategies, he leads his team of professionals in all matters related to improving both the workplace environment and the “bottom line,” providing strategic and operational advice, as well as conducting workplace investigations. As an authority on corporate governance, he has chaired the boards of national industry associations, municipal corporations and is currently Second Vice Chair of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation in Hamilton, Ontario.

Scott is excited to work with the team at Forge & Foster as they grow their impressive portfolio of assets.  With other members of the Advisory Board, he will be relied upon to provide objective advice on strategic and operational matters, and act as a sounding board for the ownership group in their effort to maximize returns for their investment partners.