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Tommy W. 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 Omega Graduate School.

Degrees he holds include the Doctor of Philosophy from Omega 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.

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Laura Coverstone


Laura serves as Practice Leader for our K-12 Independent School practice. She is instrumental in the overall operational and logistical effectiveness of JobfitMatters. She has nearly two decades of managerial and leadership experience in the Human Resources field. She earned a Master’s Degree in Communication from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Communications from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Since joining JobfitMatters, she has been instrumental in developing practice improvements, coordinating internal and external communication, and successfully delivering our search consulting services. She and her husband, Alan, have two sons and are active in church, family, and community pursuits.

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Ed Poff


Ed Poff has been a part of SIMA® International since 2003. He served as Executive Director of SI’s 24 practice organization for six years and has flourished in his own SIMA based coaching and consulting practice for the past twelve years. His practice is focused on identifying and applying the unique abilities and talents of individuals to build and maximize high performing teams, and executive and career coaching. Ed has closely partnered with JobfitMatters since 2009 in JFM’s leadership search work with nonprofit and faith-based schools and organizations.

Prior to his practice work, Ed enjoyed 20-years of identifying talent and team building at AT&T. He served in senior management roles, product management, advanced solutions development and was an integral part of building two internet startup companies. Ed participated in AT&T’s two Malcolm Baldridge Quality Awards, and his passion for quality management has grown over the years to include TQM, Lean Enterprise, and Six Sigma certifications.

In addition, Ed has been very active in the communities where he has lived. He has led or served on numerous boards including the New York State Museum, the Hartford Arts Council, three churches, and two private Christian schools. Ed celebrates 33 years of marriage, and he and his wife have four children.

Ed earned a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from James Madison University.

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