Thomas Fuller

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CEO & Managing Partner
TFULLER@EPSENFULLER.COM
212.392.4842

Tom is a man of high integrity and very focused on achieving results for his clients…distinguishes himself with his business acumen and commitment to a high quality process that produces consistently great people. I would highly recommend him, especially if you are fed up with the typical search person, as he will restore your faith in the profession!

– Kevin Pennington
EVP & Chief Administrative Officer (former)
Agere Systems, and Rogers Communications

An NACD Certified Board Governance Fellow and independent Board Director of Tingley Rubber Corporation, NACD NJ, IMD International, and The Association of Executive Search Consultants, Tom has executed hundreds of senior executive and board director search projects for Fortune 500 as well as small to midcap, and privately-held companies.

What I Do

Partner with boards, senior leaders and their teams to define, assess and deliver the talent best aligned to their business strategy, while building trusted relationships within their team; Architect winning search and capture strategies for the best leadership talent, even in the most challenging talent environments; Advise boards and business leaders on talent strategies, leadership competencies, and talent requirements/gaps mapped to concrete business objectives; Drive large talent acquisition and assessment projects to achieve their strategic goals; Lead a dedicated team of research, recruiting, coaching and leadership development professionals, facilitate the creation of innovative processes, and encourage collaborative teamwork to deliver the best solution.

Experience, Qualifications & Passions

  • Executive search and leadership consulting since 1995;
  • Successfully completed over 200 projects for Fortune 500 as well as mid-cap, privately held, family owned, or venture backed clients in consumer goods & services, technology communications & media, as well as pharmaceuticals biotech and medical devices;
  • Delivery experience throughout Europe and the US, and in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Canada, India, and Southeast Asia;
  • 15 years’ experience in mass-market global consumer products and fashion organizations as head of sales & marketing, and later as brand president; extensive travel in Asia and Europe;
  • 9 years’ experience as founder & CEO of consumer products manufacturer, with successful sale to Crystal Brands, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Mills;
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD Certified Board Governance Fellow);
  • Certified in the Leadership Development Framework and the McQuaig Behavioral Assessment System from the McQuaig Institute™;
  • Fordham University, Dramatic Arts and Political Science;
  • Wharton Executive Education, Human Capital Management;
  • Leader of major fundraising efforts focused on cancer research and educational development efforts: Family, friends, and spirituality come first, followed by endurance sports, cycling, mountain climbing, hockey, & culinary arts.

Boards & Organizations

  • IMD International Search Group, Board Director
  • Tingley Rubber Corporation, Independent Director
  • NACD New Jersey Chapter, Independent Director
  • Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), Board Director & Treasurer
  • AESC Americas Council Member; AESC Global Conference Chair
  • Council of Growing Companies, Founder and Board President
  • Freedom Riders Cycling Club, Founder & President
  • NJTC, BioNJ, Pennsylvania Bio, NYCVA, MassBio

The Partner of Choice When You Simply MUST Get it Right.