Tom Simmons is a key member of Spencer Stuart’s Energy Practice and has a broad-based search practice, but primarily focuses on senior-level energy and financial services assignments. Tom’s recent work has included searches for chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers and board members for a range of energy, real estate, chemicals and construction services companies. His financial services clients include insurance and banking institutions.

Financial and energy industry expertise

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Tom was president and CEO of Transamerica Fund Management Company, which had 17 mutual funds and more than $3 billion of assets under management. Tom was with Transamerica and its predecessor for 10 years in a variety of staff and line positions.
  • Prior to that, he was with Continental Illinois National Bank in Chicago and served as manager of the bank’s Houston office, which focused on oil and gas lending and investments.
  • For five years, Tom has chaired Spencer Stuart’s audit committee. He also serves on the boards of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Greater Houston YMCA and as chairman of the board for The Kinkaid School. In addition, he has served on the Houston-based boards of an AMEX-listed financial services company and several prominent not-for-profit organizations, including the Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, The Alley Theatre, The Children’s Fund and the Houston Symphony. For the past 15 years, Tom managed Spencer Stuart’s Houston office, as well as Dallas and Mexico City in recent years.

Tom earned his B.B.A. and M.B.A., both with highest honors, from the University of Texas.

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