First Advantage
Joelle Smith

Joelle Smith

President, Data, Technology, and Experience

Joelle has held leadership roles within First Advantage (FA) since 2017, advancing from Executive Vice President to Chief Experience Officer, to her current role of President, Data, Technology, and Experience, where she has delivered results since 2022. Joelle maintains responsibility for the organization’s global product and technology P&L, which includes strategy, innovation, and development for all products and services offered by FA. Passionate about the positive impact inclusivity has on organizational culture, Joelle has also served as the executive sponsor of the Women’s Employee Resource Group (ERG) since 2021.

Joelle’s ability to achieve results is noticed throughout the industry. In 2022, Joelle was awarded TAtech’s “Most Influential Talent Acquisition Thought Leader” and Constellation Research, “BT 150” for outstanding achievement in Business Transformation, she is passionate about leading by example and delivering valuable business outcomes.

Prior to joining FA, Joelle held numerous executive roles in the technology consulting industry, where she drove corporate strategy and transformational change resulting in accelerated growth, improved financial performance, and market differentiation.

Joelle holds a Bachelor of Science from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and was selected to the inaugural class of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Woman on Boards.

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