“Doing the right thing is not only the key to long-lasting relationships, it’s what distinguishes our entire life.”
– Chris Thurmond
To serve professionally in the confidence of our candidates and clients.
To endeavor to create a truly cooperative work environment.
To engender the spirit of self-determination through knowledge and interdependence.
What We Offer
Thurmond & Company, Inc is a premiere executive search firm providing search and talent acquisition services to key companies in the fast-growing industries of Construction and Finance.
We cover the highest level of talent within these industries. Our Construction Division focuses on construction executives and managers working in Commercial, Civil, and Industrial General Contracting firms. Our Finance Division specializes in Capital Markets, Investment Banking, and Asset Management.
Whether you are a senior director adding top talent to your team, or a highly qualified executive considering the next step in your career, Thurmond & Company can help you find the right match.
Our efforts are focused on making the right match. It’s very important to us that the talented individuals we place succeed, and that all of our clients prosper.
Our Founder's Story
Entering into a career in executive search after graduating from college in 1996, Chris Thurmond quickly learned just how critical the role of an executive recruiter is to the success of most large companies today. Starting his career with one of the largest specialty recruiting companies in the country, Kimmel & Associates, gave Chris the firm foundation and professional pride that would lead him and his future companies to the upper echelon of the specialty search arena.
After just four years, Chris founded Thurmond & Associates, a search firm specializing in the domestic, commercial construction market.
Then, in 2005, Chris co-founded Top Tier Services, LLC, with the help of one of his former co-workers from Kimmel & Associates. Top Tier Services expanded very quickly and grew to encompass two specializations with the addition of the financial services division.
In 2009 that partnership dissolved and Chris founded Thurmond & Company, Inc. With more than 25 years in the executive search industry, Chris stands head and shoulders above the crowd with a level of experience, knowledge, and pedigree which very few search professionals possess.
We thrive by applying our expertise to create success stories for employers and employees.
The secret to our success is the emphasis we place on understanding your goals.
Meet Our Experts
Dave’s primary responsibility is to direct and manage all aspects of the Construction Division at Thurmond & Company, Inc. His main priority is to ensure that only the top talent in the construction industry is presented to our nationwide list of existing clients as well as future clients. He brings with him over 25 years of experience in Marketing, Sales and Client Services. He has spent the last 13 years in the Construction Executive Search industry, where he began his career at Top Tier Services with Chris Thurmond in 2005.
Kyle joined Thurmond & Company, Inc after working as an Environmental Consultant for six years in the Asheville area. Kyle’s experience managing multi-million dollar stream restoration projects gave him a unique and in-depth knowledge of the construction industry’s multifaceted nature. As a consultant, Kyle gained invaluable experience as a mediator between client and contractor, a skill set necessary in being a successful recruiter. Kyle graduated from the University of Montana – Missoula with a Bachelor of Science degree in Resource Conservation.
Anthony owned and operated two retail music stores including two music schools and recording studio for 15 years. He also owned and operated a fine dining restaurant for seven years. While looking for a new career challenge that would incorporate his skills as an educator, business owner and sales professional Anthony found Thurmond & Company a perfect fit. At Thurmond, he can help executives improve their professional and personal lives by bringing exceptional career opportunities to them with the support they need to make a smooth transition.
Anthony has a Masters Degree in Music Composition from California Institute of the Arts. He moved to Asheville 8 years ago with his wife, 2 year old, and a baby on the way, to be closer to family.
Senior Account Executive
As career consultant, Paul firmly believes that there is always another “next step” for someone that will make their life better. Many of his placements believed that being happy where they were in their career meant that there wouldn’t be another option or opportunity that could top what they already had. All have happily discovered that with Paul’s guidance and assistance that the opposite is actually true. There is always something better!
Marrying the goals of top-performing companies with the goals of the top-talent in the industry is an effort that dutifully considers the best interest of both. This is best done by an agent such as Paul.
Paul had an extensive career in operations management for both commercial and governmental ventures before joining Thurmond & Company. Paul currently handles the Texas region and works with a myriad of large and medium-size commercial general contractors.
Senior Account Executive
Malik is a consultant specializing in confidential, tactical, and tailored placement for construction professionals in St. Louis and the Midwest. As a native of the St. Louis area, he provides extensive knowledge of all exciting construction opportunities in this region. Malik is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, NC. He has 9+ years of customer service, sales, and people skills to assist candidates in a smooth transition to the next stage of an exciting career.
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