Jimmy Davis

Executive Bench® Consultant


Dr. Jimmy Davis is an Executive Bench® services consultant in RHR International’s Atlanta office. He assesses and develops leaders as they transform organizations to improve performance, agility, effectiveness, and capability. He brings expertise in leadership development, executive coaching, talent management, and diversity to organizations to help them build dynamic and talented leadership teams. Jimmy has worked across industries including retail, consumer packaged goods, banking, finance, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, energy, and insurance.

Examples of Jimmy’s recent work include: 

  • Working with a Fortune 50 consumer packaged goods organization to assess leadership talent for an organizational structure change. 
  • Designing a leadership development plan for senior leaders at a Fortune 100 healthcare company. 
  • Coaching and developing senior leaders at a Fortune 50 banking organization to improve leadership depth and effectiveness. 

Prior to joining RHR, Jimmy was principal consultant of his own independent consulting firm called Blacksmith Consulting Company. Before that, he was associate director at APTMetrics where he was a lead consultant for client deliverables in the Job Analysis and Selection practice. He has held a wide variety of roles as an executive coach, consultant, and business leadership associate. As an assistant and adjunct professor, Jimmy has taught classes on industrial and organizational psychology, leadership, organizational behavior, and business policy and strategy at educational institutions including Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, New York University, and Baruch College.
Jimmy is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), the Association of Black Psychologists, and CALIBR Global Leadership Network. He is president of board trustees at Create Your Dreams, a youth development program dedicated to nurturing the talents and dreams of students living in underserved areas.


University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, PhD, Industrial-Organizational Psychology

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, MS, Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, BA, Psychology

Published Work

Davis, J. “Executive Presence: The Basics.” LinkedIn, December 1, 2016.

Davis, J. “The New Wave of Performance Reviews...No Ratings: Strategies to Shine.” LinkedIn, October 31, 2016.

Davis, J. “Testing the Teacher: Leveraging Competency Modeling to Ensure Teacher Fit and Retention.” LinkedIn, June 1, 2016.

Gregory, J., J. Davis, B. Ferdman, N. Moye, and Young. “Reflections on ‘Making Your Own Way’ in Your Career.” The Industrial Organizational Psychologist, April 2014, Volume 51, Issue 4