Christy Smith has over 25 years of experience developing and executing people-centered business strategies that drive success. Christy listens to the goals and objectives of the Company and Executives leading the organization and facilitates the team as they think strategically, create execution plans, and exponentially grow their business.

Christy is the CEO of PePPerCO, where she brings clarity to organizations, facilitating strategic thinking and execution planning that helps their business grow exponentially. She is also and Executive Recruiter for RC Search Group.

Prior to launching PePPerCo and joining RC Search Group, Christy served as the Chief Experience Officer and SVP HR at Aureon (previously Aureon HR and Merit Resources) in West Des Moines. Christy was employed by UnityPoint at Home for three years as statewide director of people strategy. She also spent time as an HR Director and Kum & Go. Five years of her professional life were spent with Image Ink Promotions, where she served as president.

Christy graduated from Drake University Law School and has used her knowledge as an attorney to excel in her career. She is a consummate professional and practices kindness first and foremost.

Christy attended the University of Kansas, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism. She is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, a member of the Business Record's 2004 Forty Under 40 class and a member of the Society for Human Resource Professionals, the Waukee Rotary and the Iowa State Bar Association.

Christy serves on the Board of Directors for the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Iowa Alzheimer’s Association.

Christy and her husband Dustin, live in Waukee, Iowa and have three children, Rylie (21), Lillie (19), and Kinnick (17).

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