Thomas Thor Associates and KeySource HCI Merge

January 9, 2017 – Executive search firms Thomas Thor Associates, B.V. and KeySource HCI, LLC, have merged their nuclear industry business interests in the Americas and formed a new company called KeySource Thomas Thor, LLC.

Both firms have been serving the national and international interests of their clients by helping attract top talent, senior executives, management personnel and professional technical experts across the full spectrum of organizational needs.

KeySource Thomas Thor will be focused on providing executive search services to the entire life-cycle of nuclear providers in North and South America and will be headquartered in Hudson, OH. The combined firm will also have access to the global network of Thomas Thor Associates with operations in Europe and the Middle East.

Keith M. Wing, founder and principal of the KeySource companies, will serve as president and chief executive officer, reporting to Callum Thomas who will serve as chairman.

Merger of Equals 

“This is essentially a merger of two highly competent nuclear industry services companies with complimentary skills focused on North and South America,” said Mr. Wing. “I am excited for KeySource to join with one of the fastest growing nuclear services companies in the world, Thomas Thor, to now have a truly global reach in the nuclear industry.”

“We have highly complimentary capabilities and we share the same values as KeySource HCI,” said Mr. Thomas. “Our firms have served companies in nuclear technology, engineering and construction, operations, decommissioning and environmental clean-up sectors of the nuclear industry and we now have the capability to serve the demands of nuclear energy and technology worldwide. More and more companies are expanding into nuclear initiatives around the globe and we are pleased to be a trusted partner in talent delivery for our clients.”

Mergers Continue In Search Sector

There have been a number of mergers among executive search firms in recent months. Some provide national expansion opportunities, others more global reach, while still others allow for additional solutions offerings for clients requesting a full suite of talent management services. Here’s a look at just a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

  • In October, search firms Wheless Partners and Chandler Group officially merged. The combined organization brings industry experience to the 25 different industry sectors that both recruiting outfits serve. With offices in New York, Atlanta, Birmingham, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver and San Francisco, Wheless Partners has professionals in strategy, assessment, executive selection, leadership development, and executive coaching. Established in 2001, Chandler Group is a Minnesota-based search boutique that serves clients in 28 states. The firm has practice groups include healthcare, non-profit, technology, corporate and board of directors.
  • Executive search firm Indigo Partners merged with national cyber security CyberSN. Veronica Mollica, chief executive officer and founder of Indigo Partners, joined the CyberSN executive team as vice president of business development, responsible for building teams to support national expansion. “I’m excited to work with an experienced individual who is cut from the same cloth of integrity and transparency, who has five-star sales and customer service skills, and who is a team player and believes there can be love in the workforce,” said CyberSN CEO and founder Deidre Diamond. “Veronica is that rare person and I am beyond thrilled that we are uniting.”

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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