Tom Hanzsche has recruited executives for manufacturing, distribution, and industrial services businesses for over 20 years. For the past 11 years since joining JM Search, he has focused on the middle-market segment of these industries, primarily serving private equity investors and their portfolio companies. Partnering with a select group of private equity clients, Tom has built the leadership teams of countless portfolio companies in the industrials and materials sectors, recruiting in particular CEOs, CFOs, Presidents, and other senior functional leaders.
His career in executive search began in 1995, after completing his active duty with the U.S. Navy. Tom served as an officer for six years following his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989, leading various shipboard engineering teams during that time. Upon transitioning from active duty, he was recruited by System One, a privately held recruitment firm that experienced explosive growth, which resulted in its eventual acquisition by TMP Worldwide, a leading global mid-market recruitment firm.
Tom joined JM Search in 2005 and was selected as a Partner in 2013. He and his wife have been married for 25 years and have four children.