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Brian Thomas

Partner, Industrials, Aerospace & Defense, Government Services

With over 20 years of executive search and advisory experience, Brian is well known for his passion and commitment to delivering retainer-based executive search and leadership consulting solutions to boards, sponsors and C-suite executives across aerospace, government services & security, business services, and industrial markets.  Brian is frequently leveraged to address a variety of business challenges for his clients, including succession planning, market expansion, increased profitability, and acquisitions & integrations.  In addition to leading the firm’s Industrial and ADG practice, Brian manages the Capital Region office for the firm and leads all Financial Officers searches across NorthWind’s practice groups.  Brian is also a member of the firm’s Technology and Private Equity practices.

Brian has completed over 500 executive searches for clients that range from small, rapid-growth PE portfolio companies to large, globally integrated companies. His experience spans across all functional areas but has a particular focus on enterprise operations, financial & HR officers, business development & strategy, and technology leaders. Brian has a passion for aligning the executive talent his clients need to drive the creation of new enterprise value. His 20 year 99% track record of successful execution lends itself to NorthWind’s unbeaten executive search placement track record.

Brian holds a Bachelors degree from Towson University and an MBA in International Business and Marketing from Loyola University in Maryland. He is a member of ACG, AFCEA, AUSA, AIAA, HIMSS, NVTC & PSC. Brian enjoys golf, good cigars, tending his vegetable garden, and spending time with his wife, Kim, and four young children at their home in rural Southern Maryland.

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Mobile Phone: 703-505-3293