Our commitment is to Opening Minds. We are a Workforce Communications company with over thirty years experience in recruiting, career development and communications.
We develop messages that are timely and current. Building on our three pillars of Informing, Engaging and Action, our team works with you to develop your story and send it to the listener in the learning mode most likely to reach them at the right time, the right place and in the right format: video, podcasts, webinars and virtual events.
Atilla is also an entrepreneur who works for other internet consulting ventures along with real estate investment company and a Software as a Service (SaaS) start up.
Atilla sits on the Board of Trustees for Alexandria Country Day School and the American Hungarian Federation.
Atilla earned his BA in Economics from Clark University in 1991. Atilla is married and has two children, Vivian, 9 and Alexander 7.
Mr. Thomas is an accomplished business executive with extensive years of successful experience at varied and notable companies and organizations. He has been requested on many occasions to be a guest panelist and keynote speaker on numerous human capital and career coaching and transition topics. He has been very active providing career coaching to clients, and conducting workshops and presentations to working professionals and professionals in transition.
He is President and Founder of J. E. Thomas & Associates, a Personal Career Coaching firm. His key focus is devoted to providing individual career coaching to professionals in transition as well as working executive professionals needing advice and counsel to achieve career aspirations. His Transition Road Map "secret sauce" methodology has had a positive impact on getting professionals back to work. He continues to provide human resources consulting to small and medium size companies on issues involved with organization and HR forensic assessments, executive development, compensation, senior level management issues, and employee relations matters. Also, Mr. Thomas hosts the Career Secret Sauce Segment radio show as part of The Workforce Show series on WERA 96.7 FM, Arlington. This show is devoted to interviewing successful professionals and discussing their distinctive secret sauce factors. Mr. Thomas has served as interim CHRO for NeuStar, and INOVA Health during their transition to a full-time HR executive. Previously, he served as the EVP, Human Resources & Administration for webMethods, Inc. (a publicly traded software company). In this role, he provided leadership to the human resources, facilities, and information technology departments worldwide.
Other professional experience spans notable diverse companies and organizations. He has held HR management or executive level positions at Ford Motor Company, Lockheed Martin, American Red Cross-National Headquarters, LCI International, and 2nd Century Communications. Mr. Thomas is an Advisor consulting on human resource and investment matters to Chalant Health (an early stage company). He has served as Vice Chair of the Northern Virginia Employer Advisory Committee (an affiliate organization with the Virginia Employment Commission); the Board of the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia; the Advisory Board of Horne International (a public company); and the Board of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp).
Mr. Thomas holds BA and MA degrees from Montclair State University