The Workforce Show

The Workforce Show brings you stories of men and women who are doing something extraordinary to make their careers meaningful. You will hear tales of failures, successes and a desire to ultimately be the best they can be whether a head of a corporation, entrepreneur or someone whose profession drives them to a purposeful life.

Cynthia Gurne

Host of the Workforce Show

Long bio In addition to being a host on our radio show, Jim is the President and Founder of J. E. Thomas & Associates, a Personal Career Coaching firm. His key focus is devoted primarily to providing individual career coaching to profrofessionals in transition as well as working professionals wanting guidance in achieving their career aspirations. His Transition Road Map "secret sauce" methodology has had a positive impact on getting professionals back to work. He has written a book for job seekers, Want That Job? What You Need To Know Right Now Mr. Thomas has served as interim SVP of Human Resources for NeuStar, and INOVA Health Systems during their transition to a full-time HR executive. Previously, he was the EVP, Human Resources & Administration for webMethods, Inc. (a publicly traded software company). In this role provided executive officer level leadership to the human resources, facilities, and information technology departments worldwide.

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Jim Thomas

Host of Secret Sauce
In addition to being a host on our radio show, Jim is the President and Founder of J. E. Thomas & Associates, a Personal Career Coaching firm. His key focus is devoted primarily to providing individual career coaching to profrofessionals in transition as well as working professionals wanting guidance in achieving their career aspirations. His Transition Road Map "secret sauce" methodology has had a positive impact on getting professionals back to work. He has written a book for job seekers, Want That Job? What You Need To Know Right Now

Mr. Thomas has served as interim SVP of Human Resources for NeuStar, and INOVA Health Systems during their transition to a full-time HR executive. Previously, he was the EVP, Human Resources & Administration for webMethods, Inc. (a publicly traded software company). In this role provided executive officer level leadership to the human resources, facilities, and information technology departments worldwide.

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Louis Montgomery

Louis Montgomery, Jr.

Louis leads Korn Ferry’s HR Executive Search Practice for the Mid- Atlantic and South. He also co-leads the Chief Diversity Officer Practice. He is a member of the firm’s Global Human Resources Center of Expertise. He specializes in placing senior corporate function leaders including Marketing, Legal, Human Resources and Investor Relations. He also works with CFO and Legal Staff. Previously, Louis was Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Serco Inc. a global government services provider.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Montgomery worked in a variety of Human Resources roles encompassing manufacturing, sales, talent acquisition and diversity ad inclusion including: IBM, Celanese, Pepsico, Kraft Foods, Altria and the AES Corporation where he developed a strong track record of building relationships and supporting business strategy. He graduated from Cornell University where he majored in Industrial and Labor Relations.

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Brendan Freehart

Brendan Freehart

Host of The Avocado Toast Show
The show introduces new faces making an impact in technology, business, and government.

Brendan Freehart is a Data Scientist at All Traffic Solutions, a cloud-based traffic management company. He uses data and product leadership to mine insights and make traffic smarter. Brendan started in data science after graduating from The George Washington University. Brendan has led engagements involving deep analysis of sales and marketing activity to spot opportunities for predictive inference. Brendan has lived in Washington, DC since 2006. Outside of work, Brendan eats, travels, and is active in his community.

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