Tommy W. Thomas

Dr. Tommy Thomas

Dr. Tommy Thomas is Lead Partner of JobFitMatters® as well as Board Member and Managing Director of parent entity SIMA® International. He specializes in cabinet-level retained executive search for nonprofit and faith-based organizations.  Tommy has been with SIMA since 1996, and is widely regarded as one of the premier leaders in Christ-centered executive search.

One of his greatest assets is his very extensive network of contacts and connectors in faith-based organizations. Tommy has led more than 150 cabinet-level searches, many of which have included some of the largest and most well-known Christian institutions in the U.S. He has also served on the adjunct faculties of the University of Alabama at Huntsville, Southeastern Institute of Technology, Samford University, and Oxford Graduate School.

Degrees he holds include the Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford Graduate School, the Master’s in Business Administration from Samford University, and the Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University. Tommy is the author of The Perfect Search: What Every Nonprofit Board Member Needs to Know About Hiring the Next Chief Executive and a contributor to Christian Leadership Essentials – A Handbook for Managing Christian Organizations, editor: David S. Dockery.

Tommy and his wife, Nancy, make their home in Franklin, Tennessee.  He is past President of the Rotary Club in Green Hills and currently an active member in the Franklin Rotary Club at Breakfast.

What others are saying about Tommy:

“[SIMA’s] results have been overwhelmingly positive and productive. The cost matches the quality. They understand the institutions I’ve served. They know the needs. I recommend the services of Tommy Thomas highly…” Alan Cureton, President of University of Northwestern.

“Tommy Thomas is a search consultant with impeccable credentials and the highest of integrity. He really delivered.” Stan Jantz, Publishing Director of Regal Books

“Tommy is very creative in his approach, extremely professional, and provides consulting help beyond the search as a normal course of business.” Dick Anderson, Executive Director of ORPHANetwork

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