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Tom Northrop

Gphr,Sphr,Shrm Scp

Work experience

Jul 2014Present

Principal Consultant

Contacts Count
Contacts Count is known nationwide and is featured in the online Speakers Directory of Fast Company, inc. Business Week, Forbes and The Washington Business Journal. Almost 60% of all employees say that they feel shy or uncomfortable in a variety of business and social settings - so to get full participation organizations realize that they must train people. Contacts Count is the only company that presents a comprehensive set of skills individuals and professionals can follow to increase the breath and depth of their networks.
Feb 2014Present

Managing Partner - Executive Search

Human Capital - Executive Search

Washington DC's premier Executive Search Practice

Serving mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients.

  • With teams of recruitment experts across the country, our team delivers demonstrated hiring results that impact the bottom line!
  • But it’s not just people. It is about the right people, in the right place, at the right time.
  • We help you get the resource you need to hit your revenue targets!
Jun 2007Present

Partner and President - Executive Search

Human Capital Consulting & Publishing

Executive Search Services and HRO Services Help organizations develop global human resource strategies.

  • Help organizations implement HRIS globally.
  • Provide global staffing and talent acquisition needs analysis.
  • Help organizations identify and analyze potential efficiencies and new revenue streams.
  • Provide organizations with strategic methods for addressing present and anticipated workforce needs.
  • Help organizations align tactical staffing plans with HR strategic plans.
  • Provide organizations with comprehensive workforce analysis, including; skill gaps, competency gaps, distribution gaps, diversity gaps, deployment gaps, time & cost gaps, succession & retention gaps.
  • Developed a proprietary human resource audit tool to perform gap analysis.
  • Other services include, HR audits, HR strategy, Executive Team Development, Compensation and Benefits Strategies, Organizational Effectiveness, Diversity Initiatives, Mergers and Acquisitions, Training Programs, HR Infrastructure and Employee Engagement.
  • Help government contractors source and place IT candidates with Top Secret (TSCI) clearance.
Jun 2006Sep 2007

Managing Principal

Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Managed the sales and delivery of out placement services for a territory that encompassed Eastern North carolina and Central Virginia.

Customers included; Azdel, Titan America, CFA Institute, CB Fleet Pharmaceutical, John Deere, Advance Auto, Free Scale Semi Conductor, National City Bank, Pier One, Anadarko,tekelec,Ralph Lauren,American College of Radiology

Mar 2000Jun 2006

Corporate Sales


Managed corporate sales for Manpower in New York City and Southern CT. Global team leader for General Electric. $37M in new business.

New customers included; * MeadWestvaco * GE Trailer Fleet Services * GE Industrial * GE Capital * GE NBC (Olympics-Italy, China) * Lexis Nexis * Lowes (Texas Gas, Gulf South Petroleum) * Xerox * Coors Brewery

Jul 1989Jul 1994


Commonwealth of Virginia
Magistrate for the 25th judical district of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Appointed to two terms - 1989-1997


Washington and Lee University School of Law

University of Michigan


Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®)

SHRM Senior Certified Professional

Senior Professional in Human Resources

Global Professional in Human Resources