Based in Houston, Kelly Thomas is a Partner in the Houston headquarters bringing 20 years of experience of executive search experience to the firm. Kelly specializes in industrial, oil and gas, power, midstream and consumer products, and has a unique talent for conducting search engagements across a broad range of industries. Kelly feels building relationships is her biggest asset. Prior to Allen Austin, she worked for one of the largest firms in Houston, and successfully completed a large engagement with a rapidly growing midstream company resulting in fifty executive placements over a three year time period. Kelly successfully completed engagements with Columbia Pipeline Group, Clariant, Weatherford, DXP, Nexeo Solutions, Lonza Biologics, Emerson Automation Solutions, NiSource, Plains All American, TMK IPSCO, KBR, Burns & McDonnell, ENI, SGS Petroleum Service Corporation, CGGVeritas, BG Group (now Shell), Rentech, Puffer Sweiven, to name a few.
Kelly has held leadership positions in two firms and prides herself on leading teams of consultants on major engagements. Kelly joined Allen Austin to be a part of a firm with highly developed and innovative processes proven to dramatically improve engagement and stick rates. Kelly is particularly excited about employing her new firm’s proprietary processes in order to serve her clients at an even higher level than ever before. Kelly is a student of people, leadership and hiring practices and is committed to a personal process of continuing improvement.
Recently Kelly joined the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for their volunteering opportunities and enjoys traveling domestically as well as internationally in her spare time.Download full bio