Expert credentials. Tremendous experience. Valuable tenure.
President, CEO and Majority Owner
Cliff is the CEO and majority shareholder of Thomas Edwards Group. Prior to starting Thomas Edwards Group, Cliff held various financial roles in banking, accounting and management consulting. He was a Manager in Coopers & Lybrand’s national banking and real estate consulting groups. Before that, he was a commercial real estate lender at a regional savings bank, an accounting manager for a financial institution and a staff auditor in public accounting. He earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma. He also earned an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business. Cliff passed the CPA exam in 1985 but is no longer licensed to practice. Cliff is a Board member of the Dallas Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI).
Under Cliff’s vision and leadership, Thomas Edwards Group made the Inc. 5000 list in 2016, has won “Best Places to Work” awards several times and is regularly included in the Dallas Business Journal’s Book of Lists. The company celebrated its 20th year in business in February 2017.
Partner and Director, Business Development
Sharon has been with Thomas, Edwards Group since 2001. In addition to being a Partner with the firm, Sharon also helps direct the firm’s Business Development efforts. For the first 14 years with the firm, she was a Senior Search Consultant in our Executive Search Division. Prior to entering the search industry, she served as Controller for a major division of the Baylor Health Care System. Sharon started her career in the Big 4 with PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand), specializing in both audit and litigation consulting. She earned a BS in Accounting from the University of North Texas and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas. She is a multi-year Professional Search award winner for both the Dallas and Texas areas. Sharon serves on the board of the TXCPA and is a past Chair for TXCPA-Dallas.
In addition to her participation in various professional organizations, Sharon is very active in the fight to end autism.
Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Tom has more than a dozen years of experience in progressive accounting and finance functions across the manufacturing, hospitality and service industries. He served as Director of Planning and Analysis for the international division of Yum! Brands. Tom also was Controller for Brach’s Confections, and began his career in Big 4 audit with PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Price Waterhouse). He has been with Thomas Edwards Group since 2006, having worked in both the Permanent Search and the Contract Services Divisions. After 3 years with the firm, Tom was promoted into the role of Managing Director. Tom is a proud Aggie. He earned a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas. He is a multi-year Professional Search award winner for the Contract Services category in Dallas. During Tom’s tenure as Managing Director, Thomas Edwards Group was named to the Inc. 5000 list. He has been a member of Vistage since 2014.
Tom is married and has three children. While his kids were younger he was active in youth sports, including coaching as well as serving in leadership roles. Tom enjoys golf, exercise, and fun vacations with his family.
Partner & Managing Director, Dallas
Debbie has 16 years of corporate and operational accounting experience, including financial reporting, process re-engineering and software implementations. She started her career in Big 4 audit with Ernst & Young (formerly Arthur Young) before moving into industry. Debbie served as Controller for a technology company, Assistant Controller for Weblink Wireless and was in a management role with Frito-Lay. She has been with Thomas Edwards Group since 2004, and has held various roles within the firm starting in the Contract Services Division, then moving into the Permanent Search Division and later serving as Director of that group. She is currently serving as Director of Permanent Search Division and Managing Director of Dallas. She earned her BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas. Debbie is a multi-year Professional Search award winner for the Dallas and Texas areas.
Debbie is a previous board member and remains very active with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
Partner and Managing Director, Austin
Ben brings 20+ years of accounting and finance experience working with companies of various sizes and industries including insurance, manufacturing, oil & gas, professional services, real estate and retail. He currently serves as Director of the Contract Services Division for the firm. Prior to joining Thomas Edwards Group, Ben was a Business Development Manager and a Permanent Search Recruiter with a professional services firm for 12 years. He also served as a Regional Manager and VP for a national, privately-held company in the automotive industry. He began his career in Big 4 audit with Ernst & Young and is a Texas CPA and member of the Dallas Chapter of CPAs. A proud Aggie, Ben graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Accounting.
Ben is married to his college sweetheart and has two grown daughters, two sons-in-law (also all Aggies-whoop!), and is referred to as “Duke” by his grandchildren. He is a longtime member of Watermark Community Church and serves with several not for profit organizations including Water is Basic and The Marcella Project.
Partner and Manager, Contract Services Division
Sara is a graduate of the University of Oregon where she earned a BS in Business Administration. She also studied in Alaska, Illinois and Tennessee before becoming an Oregon Duck. Sara graduated Summa Cum Laude and worked full time while attending school. She began her professional career with Thomas Edwards Group after graduation. She started with the Permanent Search Division in 2012 and is currently working in the Contract Services Division.
Sara enjoys the outdoors, the arts, and spending time with her family including her husband and identical twin sister. More than anything, she adores her son, James.
Managing Director, Fort Worth
Britton has more than 10 years of experience in progressive accounting and finance functions across the distribution, manufacturing and non-profit industries. He began his career in Big 4 audit with Ernst & Young in Fort Worth, and in his prior role he served as VP of Finance and Controller at the United Way of Tarrant County prior to joining Thomas Edwards Group in 2017 as Managing Director of the Fort Worth office. Britton is a proud Horned Frog. He earned a dual BBA in Accounting and Finance from Texas Christian University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas. Britton is an active member of the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs, and is a member of Financial Executives International (FEI). He also serves as a Chairman/moderator for the Fort Worth chapter of Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG).
Britton is actively involved in community outreach in Fort Worth, having served his church in a variety of capacities, as well as programs aimed at ending chronic homelessness in Tarrant County.
Director, IT Division
Kyle has 15 years of experience in information technology staffing and consulting. He previously served as Regional Director of Recruiting for a top 20 national IT staffing firm where he served for over a decade. Kyle began his career in the financial services sector prior to transitioning into the IT staffing industry. He is an alumnus of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX where he earned his BBA in Finance, and was a 3-year letterman and team captain for an award-winning NCAA men’s soccer program. Kyle currently serves as Director, IT Division for the Dallas / Fort Worth area.
Kyle is married, has four children, and is an active leader in his local church. He enjoys outdoor exercise activities such as soccer, distance running, and bike riding.
Manager, Permanent Search Division
Lawren earned a BBA in Marketing with a minor in Political Science from Baylor University. During her time at Baylor, Lawren was an active member of several political organizations, her sorority – Alpha Chi Omega, and Student Government, serving as a study body officer. Following graduation, Lawren joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2016 as a Search Consultant within the Permanent Search Division.
Lawren currently serves on several boards and task forces and is involved in her church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Baylor Alumni Network. She enjoys baking, traveling, playing musical instruments, and spending time with her husband, Dominic, and their Labrador retriever, Thatcher.
Manager, Permanent Search Division
Lindsey has over 7 years of corporate finance experience working with companies of various sizes and industries including oil & gas, cyber security, manufacturing and entertainment. Prior to joining the Permanent Search Division of Thomas Edwards Group in 2020, she served as a Senior FP&A analyst with a Fortune 500 corporation in Los Angeles. Lindsey grew up in Plano, TX and is a graduate of the University of Tulsa where she graduated Cum Laude and earned a BSBA in Finance. During her time at Tulsa, Lindsey was an active member of several organizations and honor societies, was selected to serve on the Student Investment Fund, held multiple leadership positions with her sorority, Delta Gamma, and was a member of the D1 Women’s soccer team. Additionally, Lindsey studied abroad in Barcelona for a semester and traveled extensively through Europe.
Lindsey has a passion for all things health and fitness. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling with her husband, trying new fitness classes, and training for marathons.
Senior Staffing Consultant
Christine earned an MBA in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior and a BA in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from the University of North Texas. During her time at UNT, Christine was an active member of several leadership organizations including NorthTexas40 and her sorority, Delta Gamma. After graduation, Christine went to work for Target Corporation as an Executive Team Leader. She joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2018 and currently serves as a Senior Staffing Consultant in the Contract Services Division.
Christine enjoys reading and playing with her dog Layla and cats Binx and Bella.
Steve has over 20 years of experience working for corporate, consulting, and government entities. He earned both a BA and an MA in Economics from Emory University, and also earned an MBA with a Finance concentration from the University of Texas at Austin. Steve began his career with the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, and then moved into the corporate world in an FP&A position with Sabre. Next, he spent 15 years in consulting roles with companies like KPMG, Deloitte and progressively smaller niche firms. Steve joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2018 and is a Candidate Recruiter focused on serving our clients.
Steve is married and has two boys. He serves on the board Camp John Marc, a camp for kids with chronic medical issues, and recently was the Commodore of the Corinthian Sailing Club on White Rock Lake, where he races his 2 sailboats.
Melanie is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she earned a BS in Accounting, and she is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed various roles in audit and corporate accounting. Melanie served as an Operations Controller for a Fortune 500 distribution company, and later focused on building and running her own business which provided tax and accounting services to small business owners. She enthusiastically joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2021 as a Search Consultant in the Dallas office working in their permanent search division.
Melanie enjoys bowling in her co-ed social bowling league, singing her favorite karaoke songs, improving her tennis skills and attending Latin dance events. On weekends, she volunteers by giving her time at the animal shelter, preparing tax returns for the underserved and making meals for people in need.
Rob Brooks has an MBA from Spring Hill College and Masters in Accountancy from Belmont University. He followed a more non-traditional path into accounting and finance, gaining valuable progressive experience in small to mid-sized multi-entity businesses. Most recently, Rob worked as CFO for a group of private-equity companies operating primarily in the automotive industry prior to joining the Thomas Edwards Group in 2022 as a Search Consultant.
Rob enjoys traveling and learning about people and cultures around the world as well as spending time in the wilderness backpacking and hiking. He also enjoys playing rugby and competed in the 2018 Bingham Cup in Amsterdam.
Senior Search Consultant
Meredith is a graduate of Texas Tech University, where she earned a BS in Marketing. During her time as a Red Raider, she was actively involved in Young Life and was a campus recruiter for Kanakuk Kamps. Prior to joining Thomas Edwards Group, Meredith was an Internet Sales Manager for a local dealership in Lubbock, Texas. She joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2018 as a Staffing Assistant in the Fort Worth office, working on both contract and permanent positions.
In her free time Meredith enjoys hiking, fishing, playing with her puppy, Bell, and skiing with her husband. She played tennis competitively during college and still enjoys the sport recreationally.
Senior Staffing Consultant
Storey graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Communications and Leadership Development from the University of Kentucky. Although she is a native of East Texas, Storey attended the University of Kentucky on a full-ride gymnastics scholarship. While earning her degree, she trained and competed as an SEC Division I athlete on the UK Gymnastics Team where she also served as team captain. Storey joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2016 and is currently a Senior Staffing Consultant in the Contract Services Division. Following graduation, Storey served as an Executive Staff Member at Christian Student Fellowship, a campus ministry at the University of Kentucky.
Storey is an active member of Watermark Community Church where she enjoys serving in the student ministries. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter.
Lauren graduated with a BS in Marketing from the University of Missouri in Columbia. During her time at Mizzou, she was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, served as a K-Life Leader and successfully completed the Nordstrom Future Leaders program during her internship at the retailer. After graduation, she worked at ABB and Lennox International in their Marketing Departments. She made a career change and joined the Thomas Edwards Group Contract Services Division in 2022 because she is passionate about helping people with their job search.
She also enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, playing tennis, and being 'Aunt Lolo' to her many nieces and nephews.
Talent Acquisition Manager
Jennifer brings more than 16 years of experience in human resources, recruiting, talent operations and client service in a range of industries including financial, non-profit, technology, and management consulting. She earned a Bachelor of Management in Finance and General Business from the University of Lethbridge, in Alberta, Canada. Jennifer is an active SHRM and Dallas HR member and holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from HRCI. Previously, Jennifer worked in change management consulting focusing on the people side of change with clients ranging from Fortune 500 to small and mid-size firms. She joined TEG in 2022 as a Talent Acquisition Manager.
Jennifer and her husband live in Richardson and have three active boys and one furry (female) Cavachon named Apple.
Manager, Business Development
Kathy holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a Texas Certified Public Accountant and has worked in Accounting/Finance for firms such as Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young, CSG Investments and JPMorgan. Kathy also has more than 20 years of experience in Executive Search and Consulting in a wide variety of industries, including Information Technology, Financial Services, Banking, Insurance, Healthcare, Medical Devices and Commercial Construction. She owned her own search firm for 12 years, in addition to working as Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Independent Financial in McKinney. Kathy currently works as Manager, Business Development, for Thomas Edwards Group, helping high-growth companies throughout Texas with their hiring needs.
Kathy is a native Texan and is married with 3 sons. She currently spends much of her free time watching her sons play sports. She also enjoys exercise, movies, Bible study, church, and fun vacations with the family, such as snow skiing and the beach.
Becky has over 17 years of corporate accounting and financial analysis experience, including financial reporting, balanced scorecard implementation and industry analysis. She started her career in a local public accounting firm working in both tax and audit before moving into industry. Becky worked for Southwest Airlines for 15 years where she was a Senior Accountant before moving into a Senior Financial Analyst role. She has been with Thomas Edwards Group since 2019, having worked as a part-time Senior Accountant prior to moving into a full-time Accounting Manager role. She earned her BBA in Accounting from Southern Methodist University and is a licensed CPA in the State of Texas.
Becky is married and enjoys family vacations with their five children. She also enjoys exercise and watching sports and is currently the Booster Club Treasurer for her youngest son’s school athletic program.
Tracey earned a BBA in Marketing from the University of New Mexico. During her time at UNM, Tracey was an active member of several organizations including the UNM Dance Team. Prior to joining Thomas Edwards Group, Tracey worked at Target Corporation as an Executive Team Leader in 6 different roles ranging from Operations to opening a new store in Dallas. Tracey joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2019 as a Search Consultant within the Executive Search Division.
Tracey enjoys working out, spending time with her husband and two dogs, Riley and Bentley, and trying new coffee shops.
Sophia graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Oklahoma with a BS in Marketing. While in college, she was able to combine her love for both her major and OU football through her marketing internship with the OU Athletics Department. She also volunteered in the University's service project, The Big Event, where she was able to engage with and give back to her community in Norman, Oklahoma. After graduation, she started her career in medical software sales where she worked until joining Thomas Edwards Group in 2022 as a Search Consultant for the Permanent Search Division in Dallas.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and cooking.
Nicole earned a BBA in Business Management and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Dallas Baptist University. During her time at DBU, Nicole worked as an Educator at lululemon athletica and coached CrossFit. She found her passion in developing others which led her to an internship in Human Resources for Harwood International. After graduating, Nicole was the Operations Director for Arlington Physical Therapy. She wore many hats in this role and was responsible for Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Healthcare Administration. She joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2022 as a Search Consultant for the Permanent Search Division of the Fort Worth office.
Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, Mia and Sadie. She is involved in her church and loves to work out and travel to new places.
Senior Search Consultant
Elise graduated from Texas Christian University with a BBA in Entrepreneurial Management and a minor in Finance. During her time as a Horned Frog, Elise competed all over the country for TCU’s Eventing team, was an active member of the Women’s Business Network, and interned with Mercedes-Benz in their Financial Services Group. Elise began her professional career with Thomas Edwards Group in 2019 as a Search Consultant working in their Permanent Search Division.
In her free time Elise enjoys riding her horse, traveling, and cheering on the Dallas Stars.
Manager, Business Development
Sarah has over twenty years of experience working in Big 4 Accounting. She earned both a BA and an MA in Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a former CPA. Sarah began her career as an Auditor at Arthur Andersen in Dallas, and then moved into a Talent Acquisition role with KPMG, LLP. She spent 16 years in various Talent Acquisition roles there, including responsibility for the Southwest Area of the country and as an active member on the Leadership Team. Sarah joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2019 as a Search Consultant in the Permanent Search Division and is now on the Business Development Team.
Sarah is married with two kids and she spends most of her free time cheering them on in volleyball, baseball and football. She loves traveling, cooking and reading.
Keva is a graduate of Texas Woman's University where she earned a BBA in Marketing. She also went on to earn her certificate in Graphic Design from Southern Methodist University. Keva brings over 10 years of experience in sales, marketing and project management in various industries including owning and managing her own creative studio which specialized in photography and graphic design services. She joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2022 and serves as the Staffing Consultant in the Ft. Worth Office working in the Contract Services Division.
In her spare time Keva enjoys watching great films, relaxing with a good book, traveling, and spending time with her family and 2 dogs, Lumos and London.
Senior Search Consultant
Natalie is a University of Texas at Austin graduate who brings 7+ years of recruiting experience to Thomas Edwards Group. During her time at UT, she was a member of the honors fraternity Phi Sigma Pi and was heavily involved in community outreach. Upon graduating, she moved to Dallas and began her career in recruiting. Natalie joined TEG in 2020 as a Senior Search Consultant.
Natalie lives in Old East Dallas with her husband and their rescue animals: three dogs and a Sphynx cat. She enjoys cooking, traveling, home renovation, and gardening. Natalie is also an active participant in historic preservation initiatives and serves as Social Director for her neighborhood.
Brielle graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University, where she earned her BBA in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources. During her time at Texas Tech, Brielle was an active member of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, where she served on many committees and leadership roles. Brielle also worked two jobs full time while attending school. Following graduation, Brielle joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2021 as a Staffing Assistant for the Contract Services Division. In 2023 she made the transition to support the Direct Hire Division as a Search Consultant.
In her free time Brielle enjoys spending time with her family, drinking coffee, and traveling.
Manager, Search & Staffing
Aerin has over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance roles. Over the course of her career, she has worked in many industries including oil and gas, real estate, manufacturing, and financial services. Prior to joining Thomas Edwards Group, Aerin was a Senior Manager at KPMG and served in influential finance roles at Keller Williams Realty headquarters. During her career at KPMG, she went on rotation in KPMG Norway for 5 years to work on SEC reporting clients and coordinating with teams all over the world. Aerin is a Texas CPA and a member of TXCPA Austin and Financial Executives International. Aerin graduated from Texas A&M University through the Professional Program in Accounting with a BBA in Accounting and a MS in Marketing. Aerin joined TEG’s Austin office in 2023.
Aerin is an Austin native and still remembers when the Frost Bank tower was the largest building in the Austin skyline. On the weekends you can find her in the Hill Country exploring farmers markets, craft shows and fairs with her family.
Afsha’n brings over six years of experience in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition across a variety of industries including marketing, technology, healthcare, and entertainment. She has an MBA in Human Resource Management from Texas Woman’s University but remains a proud SMU Mustang at heart (Pony Up!). Afsha’n grew her recruiting experience at Brierley, Conifer Health Solutions, and Cinemark Holdings, Inc., and is dedicated to delivering quality client service and a stellar candidate experience. Afsha’n began her professional career with Thomas Edwards Group in 2023 as a Search Consultant supporting the Permanent Search Division in the Dallas office.
When she’s not on the hunt for top-notch talent, Afsha’n enjoys traveling, reading at new coffee shops, going to concerts, and spending time with her friends and family. Afsha’n is passionate about education and serves on the national board for College Expedition USA, which equips high school students in her faith community with mentorship and resources as they embark upon the college application process.
Senior Search Consultant
Shika has 8 years of experience in IT recruiting spanning across various projects and functional areas including ERP systems, EMR systems, BI & data warehouse tools, as well as software applications. She grew up in Michigan and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Baker College of Muskegon. During this time, she served on the board of a student led group that helped secure accreditation status for multiple Social Science degree plans, allowing graduates to immediately pursue accreditations upon graduation. Shika joined Thomas Edwards Group as a Senior Search Consultant in 2021.
Shika has a passion for dance and traveling. During her free time, she seeks ways to bring others the same joy dancing has given to her by teaching adult dance lessons, both domestically and abroad.
Talent Acquisition Manager
Samir is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he earned a bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and Marketing. Prior to joining Thomas Edwards Group, Samir was a Treasury Coordinator with Raising Canes for 2 years. He joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2021 as a Search Consultant in the Dallas office and is now working as an internal Talent Acquisition Manager.
Samir enjoys watching movies, going to concerts, and spending time with his family and his dog, Loki.
HR Accounting Administration
Jennifer graduated from the University of North Texas, earning her BBA in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. During her time at UNT, Jennifer's team was awarded the grand prize for the Business Case Competition for her senior capstone. Jennifer also worked full-time throughout college and was an active member at her church, serving the youth ministry. Following graduation, Jennifer joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2023 as an HR Accounting Specialist.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys attending concerts and traveling.
Reagan is originally from Sugar Land, TX and earned his BBA and MBA in Business Management from Dallas Baptist University. He was involved in Greek life and held multiple positions with his fraternity. Upon his undergraduate graduation, Reagan was an Admissions Counselor at DBU where he focused on out of state recruitment for undergraduate admissions. He later received his MLO license and worked in the mortgage industry, both as a loan officer and then on the Learning & Development team, training new and experienced loan officers in several areas. He joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2022 as a Search Consultant for the Permanent Search Division of the Dallas office.
Reagan now lives in Aubrey, TX where he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf, attending church and spending time with friends
Senior Staffing Consultant
Nanditha Karnam Pattabhi has 8 years of experience in information technology staffing and consulting. She previously served as Senior Technical Recruiter for a Fortune 50 IT service management company and a top 20 national IT staffing firm. Nanditha has also earned a Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering. She currently serves as Senior IT Staffing Consultant for the Dallas office.
Nanditha is very passionate about dancing, sports (Cricket, Tennis, and Basketball), loves to travel, and participates in many community events throughout the year. She considers her greatest accomplishment finishing a half marathon in 2022. Nanditha has two wonderful boys that keep her busy, and she loves spending time with family.
Chase graduated with a Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy from Baylor University and brings 5 years of IT recruiting experience to our team. Though originally from San Antonio, Chase has spent the last 5 years here in Dallas. He’s particularly passionate about emergent technologies in the software development space. He joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2023 as a Staffing Consultant.
Beyond work, Chase enjoys playing guitar, writing, and karaoke. He recently published a children’s book and is the tallest member of our TEG family.
Susan has over 20 years of experience as an Accounting Assistant and has been with Thomas Edwards Group since 2001. Her responsibilities include completing weekly payroll for the Contract Services Division, accounts payable and receivable, and many other office management duties. Prior to joining the firm, Sue also worked in the healthcare and media industries.
Senior Search Consultant
Julie is an experienced talent acquisition and recruiting professional with more than 15 years working in both permanent search and corporate environments. She began her career in advertising sales and later joined Robert Half International where she managed permanent search for the accounting and finance division for nearly ten years. Julie later transitioned into a corporate environment where she focused on developing and executing talent acquisition strategy. She joined Thomas Edwards Group’s Permanent Search Division in 2017. Julie graduated with a BS in Hotel Restaurant Management from the University of North Texas and lives in Plano.
Alex is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BBA in Marketing. Since graduating, she has worked in event planning, as well as positions in corporate sales and recruiting within the tech industry at Oracle and Google, respectively. Alex joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2023 as a Search Consultant, connecting clients and candidates all over the Austin and Central Texas region.
When she's not working, Alex often shares her love of cooking by making meals for the ATX Free Fridge Project. And on the weekends, she can almost always be found somewhere in nature around the Austin area or staying caught up with all the latest movies at the Alamo Drafthouse.
Ranee earned a Licensed Bachelor of Social Work from Texas Christian University and a Master of Science in Management from Southern Methodist University. While at SMU, Ranee served as the Graduate Assistant for Career Development at SMU's Career Center. Following completion of her master's program, she worked as an HR Manager and Hiring Specialist for an international education company in the Northeast where she interviewed and onboarded hundreds of new employees for the organization. Ranee joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2021 as a Staffing Assistant for the Contract Services Division.
In her free time, Ranee enjoys watercolor painting, hiking, reading, and spending quality time with her family.
Sharon has ten years of experience as a tax accountant, specializing in partnership, corporation, international income tax and indirect tax in the restaurant and retail industries. She attended the University of South Florida, where she earned her BS in Finance. She began her career in the Big 4 with PwC as a tax associate in their Tampa Bay office. Sharon joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2021 as a Staffing Assistant in the Contract Services Divsion.
Sharon enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, as well as her parents, brother and family, and in-laws, who all live within the Dallas metroplex. She is also an active member of her church, where she helps out with the audio and visual equipment. In her free time, she likes to draw and paint watercolor florals, practice hand-lettering positive quotes and is a member of Etsy Dallas.
Hannah graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in May of 2022 with a BS in Corporate Communications and a certificate in Children and the Family. During her time as a Longhorn, Hannah was an active member of her sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi, where she served on the Executive Board as House Manager. She also was very active at Texas Hillel serving as a Campus Engagement Intern and Braiding Chair for Challah for Hunger. During the summer, she volunteers at Camp Impact, a camp for homeless and low-income children.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Senior Search Consultant
Elaine has many years of experience in corporate and property accounting, as well as financial planning and reporting in the oil and gas industry, and is a licensed CPA and CMA. She attended Texas A & M University where she earned her BBA in Accounting, while working to pay 100% of her college expenses. Elaine enthusiastically joined Thomas Edwards Group in 2017 as a Search Consultant in the Permanent Search Division.
Elaine enjoys yoga, traveling, spending time with her family and her involvement with Down syndrome individuals.
Katherine (Kat) Watson has an MBA and Master of Arts Administration from SMU and an undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas. After graduating from UCA, she worked for an NGO in Rwanda focusing on economic development post genocide and then worked in legislation for the Texas House of Representatives in Austin. Next, Kat was accepted into the concurrent MA/MBA program at SMU while continuing her work for nonprofits and small businesses, serving as the Executive Director for a Dallas based nonprofit. More recently, Kat worked in finance, accounting, and business development for a CFO services firm and as a corporate recruiter for a multi-national management consulting firm.
Kat is the proud mom of a spunky little girl, and started a small business aimed at promoting health, fitness, and community for new moms. She loves spending time with her daughter and dog, SEC football (go Hogs), yoga, hiking, and anything related to getting outdoors, fitness, and being active.
Monica earned both an MBA and a BS in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and began her career in banking with a focus on internal audit. Prior to joining Thomas, Edwards Group in 2010, she transitioned from audit into recruiting as a Staffing Manager in both agency and corporate roles. Monica has additional experience in on-site staffing for a high-profile client and out-placement assistance with a global career services organization. She specializes in finding talent in the areas of Accounting, Finance, and Human Resources, provides training to new employees, and coordinates various recognition and celebration activities for the firm.
Monica has also chaired and/or served on several committees at Grace Avenue UMC including finance, human resources and greeting. Monica is a member of the Richardson-Plano alumnae chapter of Pi Beta Phi and is a past chairman for the recruitment and hospitality committees.