As CEO of GCES, Clinton Smith is the company’s fearless co-leader with a background in customer service. The driving force behind the company’s ideal growth pattern, Clint is particularly proud of the team of financial and administrative professionals that he and Galen have assembled.
His dedication to talent recruitment has paid off. GCES continues to grow its team of licensed professionals who have the same passion for revolutionizing how individuals, families, business owners and more take charge of their own retirement goals.
Owing it all to his extensive experience in hospitality and technology, a client-first approach remains at the center of all of his decision-making. He measures his success by the success of his clients and the achievements of his team. Nothing is more satisfying for Clint than watching clients retire and start the next stage of their lives.
Teaming up with business and life partner Galen has helped them reach heights they never thought possible. “I don’t know anybody who can do what the two of us do. I think that’s why we do so well in this industry,” Clint says.
Clint is dedicated to continual learning to ensure a top-notch client experience. He holds a Pennsylvania life, health, and annuity license and prides himself on keeping up with the ever-changing regulations and procedures for retirees. Just as important, he stresses, is that these changes are communicated to clients in ways that are easy to understand.
Clint’s penchant for giving back in his professional life carries over to his personal life as well. Philanthropic at heart, he enjoys volunteering his time with numerous charities in the Pennsylvania area. In addition, he is dedicated to community involvement and outreach. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Alice Paul House and has been on the boards of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Indiana County, including as United Way campaign chairman in 2019. He was nominated for the Male Civic Leader award in September of 2019 and has been honored as one of the PA Business Central’s Foremost Under 40.
Though his spare time is limited, Clint is a firm believer that you either make the time for what’s important or get used to making excuses for missing out on life. At the top of his list is his family — including his six dogs, who reap the rewards of his culinary skills, which you can see on display on the GCES Facebook page. Gifted with a high level of energy, Clint focuses that abundant energy into daily workouts that keep his body and mind in peak condition in order to perform at the high level that he is accustomed to.