Thaddeus Jones

Managing Partner, Founder

After nearly two decades of leading human resources talent management teams for some of the world’s largest companies, including Amazon, Lowe’s Home Improvement, and Target, Thaddeus Jones brings a wealth of industry knowledge to Nexus Search Partners. He most recently served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Talent Officer for Red Ventures—a multi-billion dollar operating private equity company with more than 21 companies in its portfolio. It is also one of the largest digital media companies in the United States.

Thaddeus’s first-hand experience as a C-Suite executive gives him a direct line of sight into the internal structure of corporate recruiting and the role of executive search firms in the process. Throughout his career, he noticed critical gaps in executive search functionality—especially regarding diversity, understanding culture, and transparency. Not only did this fuel his desire to streamline the executive search, but it also led him to establish Nexus Search Partners—an executive search firm dedicated to expanding diverse talent acquisition and, ultimately, selecting the best executive candidates.

Today, he is an active board member with several community organizations in Charlotte, NC, and Kiawah Island, SC. These currently include Novant Health, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Truist Advisory Board, Advance Kiawah, Road To Hire, and LoveBolt. He is the former board chair of Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture and a past Quail Hollow Host and Sales Committee member for the Presidents Cup in 2022.

When he’s not volunteering or helping companies build talent, he and his wife, Dr. Tiffani Jones, spend time with their two children.

Thaddeus is a proud HBCU graduate of Tennessee State University, where he received a degree in business administration and was a student-athlete. He lives by the motto of “lifting as you climb.”