Our Team

E. Thames Fulton

Managing Director

Thames Fulton is a member of the firm’s Board Recruiting Practice. He is a functional specialist working exclusively on board recruiting, corporate governance consulting, and best-in-class succession planning for both board members and CEOs. He serves as a board- and CEO-level advisor assisting clients with ascertaining and recruiting the optimum balance of skills and experience required to build robust and effective boards and corporate governance processes in support of successful businesses.

Thames’ search practice spans a wide variety of sectors including industrial manufacturing, consumer goods, retail, and financial services. His clients include Fortune 500 and mid-cap and small-cap corporations, as well private family-owned enterprises.

Thames has more than 14 years of experience executing board search and governance-based consulting engagements. Prior to joining RSR Partners, he led and built a successful national boutique board practice for a smaller firm. Before that, he worked for 11 years with two global recruiting firms, Heidrick & Struggles and Russell Reynolds Associates. For the entire course of his career in executive recruiting, Thames has focused on corporate governance consulting and non-executive director searches.

His early career includes experience as a research analyst at Euromonitor International, a global market research firm, and as a project manager at Mitternight Boiler Works, a manufacturer of A.S.M.E. pressure vessels, distillation columns, and heat exchangers for the chemical and petroleum industries. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, implementing agro-forestry and natural resources management projects.

Thames holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Thames, his wife Mary, and their four children live in Geneva, Illinois.

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