Wanda Smith

Board Member

Founder and CEO of Symphony Placements

Wanda has 30 plus years of hands on experience in the staffing industry. A proven and spirited entrepreneur, Wanda owned two prior companies before founding Symphony Placement’s in 2006.

Wanda Smith and her team, operate one of the most successful and fastest woman owned private flexible staffing firms in Maryland. Symphony Placements is a full service flexible staffing and human resource solutions company dedicated to successfully meeting the personnel challenges with temporary, temporary to direct, direct hire and payroll outsourcing services. A Certified Woman Owned Business MBE DBE WBE and WOSB.

Wanda has led her team to create innovative unparalleled staffing solutions in flexible staffing for startups to mid-size companies, multi practice medical offices to hospitals, large corporations and in the past few years a niche in call centers. Symphony Placements as an industry leader based on a personalized approach, reliable high quality placements with long term results for their clients.

Wanda was named a Brava Award Winner by SmartCEO in 2014 and also by SmartCEO a Future 50 Leader in 2014 and 2015. Honored by The Mayor’s Office in 2014 as 1 of the Top 100 MBE Women Owned Business’s in Baltimore. Multiple years The BBJ named Symphony Placements as one of the fastest women owned businesses in Baltimore and broke the top 10 to earn the #5 ranking in 2015! 7th largest temporary staffing agency in 2014 by the BBJ, a Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in June 2015 and 2 consecutive years in a row named on The Inc 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies #1958 in 2014 and #913 in 2015. November 2015 Maryland Philanthropy Association bestowed Wanda Smith the Outstanding Volunteer Award for her involvement with Casey Cares Foundation.

Volunteering and mentoring play a huge role in Wanda’s life. Wanda is on advisory boards for Tesst College, Fortis Institute, Pathways to Autism and Casey Cares Foundation. Wanda is married with a son who is an entrepreneur in custom building; a grandmother, adores animals and resides in Hunt Valley. When Wanda is not working on her business you will see her on the golf course, traveling and enjoys entertaining family and friends at her home.