Director of Talent

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Role Description

Help us grow our company and team!  Summit is a high-growth human capital consulting firm that focuses on leadership and organization performance.  We are looking for a Director of Talent to help us build a talented team and thriving organization culture at Summit. In this position, you will lead the design and execution of Summit’s strategies for recruiting, onboarding, fostering learning and development, managing performance, and nurturing our culture.  This role requires establishing external connections with talent in the consulting market while staying aligned with Summit’s evolving talent needs for sustained growth strategies. Help us unlock the full potential of our people at Summit.


  • Develop and lead all things talent – recruitment, career development, employee engagement, culture and performance.
  • Build a network and market understanding of high-caliber talent to join Summit.
  • Attract, recruit, assess, and hire talented new team members.
  • Ensure consistent and high-quality onboarding experiences for all new hires, enabling their deployment on client projects within 90 days.
  • Support the ongoing development of team members through a mix of formal and informal training initiatives.
  • Lead all professional development programs across the company, including career pathing.
  • Manage our intern and early career talent programs, collaborating with functional heads for execution and placement.
  • Drive innovation in our performance management processes, fostering regular feedback and real-time post-project reviews.
  • Lead Summit employee engagement and culture initiatives to align with our entrepreneurial cultural values.
  • Maintain awareness and pulse of Summit’s cultural dynamics, fostering connection with our people and ensuring responsiveness to their needs.
  • Establish infrastructure to support the rapid growth of our organization while preserving our entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Provide personalized coaching and guidance to team members to unlock their full potential.
  • Manage 3rd party relationships to support HR administration, including payroll, benefits, etc.
  • Ensure all Summit team personnel documentation and records are accurately stored and up-to-date electronically.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in recruiting, human resources, talent management or people operations with a track record of building an organization.
  • Prefer experience in scaling talent and organization growth in the professional services industry.
  • Successful experience working in a fast-growing, dynamic business environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as human resources, management, organization development, etc. A master’s degree is a plus.
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize in an entrepreneurial culture.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving, continuous improvement, and decision-making.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly confidential and professional on all sensitive matters.
  • Ability to learn, expand the scope in the future, and scale as the company grows.
  • Must be based in Charlotte or the surrounding area. Capable of working productively from home and in the office (2-3 days/week)

To apply, please send your resume to


Why join Summit Leadership Partners?

At Summit, we are 100% employee-owned. Therefore, we control our future and how we operate. Summit is a high-growth company with high aspirations to continue its trajectory. We pride ourselves in accomplishing fulfilling work with freedom, fun and flexibility.

Can we brag for a moment? Summit has been recognized as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms three years in a row by Forbes (2022-2024), was listed as #5 on Consulting Magazine’s 2020 Fastest Growing Companies and ranked as one of the Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America four year running (2020-2023). Summit also made the top 10 spot in Charlotte Business Journal’s 2020 Fast 50. We are published regularly in Forbes, Bloomberg, Chief Executive Magazine, Fast Company, and numerous other media outlets.

Summit empowers its team members by offering dynamic holistic benefits and flexible working environment options: in office, at home, at client locations- you decide where you work best. Our benefits focus around:

Career Development Ownership – Be the driver of your success!

  • Continuing Education AND Tuition Reimbursement Programs
  • Mentorship program and collaboration with veteran leaders
  • Constant opportunities for cross-functional training and skill-building
  • Uncapped career growth

Team Member Wellness – when you feel great, you do great work!

  • Wellness Expense Reimbursement Program
  • Leave for life’s moments including 9 recognized holidays, voting and personal leave, etc.
  • Unlimited PTO without the vacation guilt
  • Up to 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave

 We are a great fit for someone who is looking to join a high-performing collaborative team, enjoys a fast-paced industry, and high-impact project-based work.

For consideration, submit your resume to

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