Our Team

Jill Smith, SPHR, SHRM-SCPPartner

Jill brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to Cornerstone clients. Jill has worked with non-profit organizations, small companies, and large corporations across various industries. Having handled all aspects of human resources throughout her career, Jill understands the crucial necessity of starting where a company is in order to equip them to achieve their desired goal. Jill provides strategic support to businesses in the areas of culture management, management coaching, leadership development, recruiting and hiring, employee relations coaching, performance management, and policy development.

“At Cornerstone, we want to help you tackle your people issues and make your organization a better place to work,” Jill says. “We embrace the challenge of designing strategic solutions to complex issues. Let’s get started!”

Randy Earnst, MBAPartner

Randy is an entrepreneur at heart and understands the importance of helping CEOs optimize their most important investment—their people. “If a client can maximize employee value, that organization would be unstoppable!” he says.

Randy has served as an international best practices consultant and has successfully founded and led an insurance benefits practice. Randy wants to help Cornerstone clients be all they can be by aligning human resources with their business strategy.

“As workplaces continue to evolve and many become more virtual, there is an increased opportunity for CEOs to understand and inspire their workforce,” he says. “Cornerstone is the partner who can help organizations capture that vision.”

Jessica A. Elder, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CPHR Consultant

Jessica is a seasoned human resources professional with two decades of progressive HR management experience. Throughout her career, she has conducted new hire orientation and benefits administration; designed compensation structures; strategically integrated all human resource practices into management practices; ensured compliance with various rules and regs; built an HR department from the ground up; and served as a Chief People Officer.

To say Jessica is passionate about human resources is an understatement. She uses her experience and expertise to dig in deep with clients to pinpoint areas of concern that are hindering the optimal function of an organization.

“Bringing the outside perspective to an organization helps everyone—CEOs, managers, employees—more clearly identify why challenges may be occurring and how they can be successfully resolved,” Jessica says. “Those ‘a-ha’ moments are the catalyst that helps an organization regain its footing and move forward.”