Barbara Spector


A graduate of Boston University, Barbara Spector is President of SmartMoves, a Talent Management and Leadership Development firm. As a Business Consultant, Corporate Trainer, and Master Business Coach for the past 27 years, she has improved leadership and management effectiveness, organizational alignment, teamwork, facilitated succession planning, along with providing programs that accelerate more accurate employee selection and retention. Over the years Barbara and her team have helped companies nationwide to make great decisions whenever they have been faced with the challenge of hiring great people, retaining great people and developing their leaders bench strength. Her success lies in providing critical and insightful information that enables business owners and executives to make better decisions regarding their people issues.

SmartMoves has a national client base spanning the entire spectrum of industries with small, medium and enterprise sized companies. Some notable clients have included U.S. Bancorp, Paul Martin’s American Grill, HCA Hospital Corporation of America, Corning, Raymond Handling Concepts, Sun Microsystems, Woodruff Sawyer Insurance. Paul Fleming and PMA Grill Restaurants, just to name a few.  Ms. Spector has served on the faculty at Syracuse University’s graduate school of Sales and Marketing Management. She has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Management Research Institute. Thereafter she held the position of Vice President and Partner at Productivity Concepts before founding her own firm in 1997. Ms. Spector is an active member in SHRM, as well as the American Society of Training and Development. She often speaks on the subject of Effective Hiring, Strategic Alignment, Succession Planning, Onboarding, Leadership Development and Retention, for various business and trade associations nationally.

Jim Turner

Senior Partner

Jim Turner is a 30+ year business veteran, having held executive leadership positions in both the manufacturing and service communities. He has had great success in driving revenue growth, increasing profit margins, and impacting greater market share through strategic leadership, employee training/development and tactical execution. Jim is a values-focused executive with a solid history of creating and aligning high performance teams with corporate goals and objectives. Recognized as visionary forward thinker and dynamic public speaker, Jim has a  track record of developing unique, innovative solutions based on organizational competencies and market opportunities. He believes success comes from collaborative, team-focused leadership that fosters creativity. His history of success allows him to bring a unique perspective to clients of SmartMoves.