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Our People


Thompson Bruns Consulting Inc. is a niche business, technology and recruiting firm that consistently delivers leadership, certainty and a common sense approach to every client engagement. Founded by a team of industry specialists, we know that clients want to partner with a firm that understands the business drivers, solves complex business problems, delivers the best professional resources, and quickly goes to work on building and delivering the right solutions.

Clients engage Thompson Bruns to lead, manage, implement and support their most strategic initiatives, to improve financial performance, ensure project success, improve internal and external communications and ensure compliance with various government mandates. Our approach delivers “leadership, certainty and a common sense approach to every engagement.”

Predictability, results and customer satisfaction are of the utmost importance to every one of our consultants. We specialize in providing Project Management, Program Management, Change Management, Process Improvement, Operational Effectiveness, Data Analytics, Financial Analysis, Governance and Compliance, Mergers and Integrations, Technology Development and more.

Our most valued assets are our consultants. On average each consultant has between 10 – 20 years of consulting experience. Through our collective “best practices” we are able to streamline processes and create effective solutions for our clients. Strong ethics and core values of integrity, respect and accountability make Thompson Bruns an excellent choice.

Thompson Bruns is a woman-owned business (WBE), located in Chicago.

Firms engage our resources as Contractors, Contract to Hires or Direct Hires.

The principals of Thompson Bruns have more than eight decades of collective technology, consulting and recruiting experience. Our leadership team consists of three key individuals:

Our Leadership
  • Joann
    Joann Thompson
    Director of Sales

    Joann Thompson is the Director of Sales, Partner and Project Manager at Thompson Bruns. Her background includes 20 years of consultative sales, resource management and project management experience. Joann fulfills the Relationship Manager role between the client and Tigroup. She ensures that the right people and the right solutions are at the core of everything the firm does. 

  • Jeff Bruns
    Jeff Bruns
    Director of Operations

    Jeff Bruns, Director of Operations at Thompson Bruns. His background includes thirty years of experience building and managing successful consulting businesses. Jeff also likes to stay engaged in technology and performs as a Senior Consultant, Developer, Technical Lead, Business Analyst, Systems Analyst and Project Manager. Jeff brings strategic and actionable results to all aspects of his work. With Jeff’s leadership, Thompson Bruns is on track to meet the firm’s recruiting, revenue and profit targets.

  • Gretchen Gordon
    Gretchen Gordon
    Director of Recruiting

    Gretchen Gordon is a Director / Senior Recruiter for Thompson Bruns. Gretchen specialties are: Talent Acquisition Management, Relationship Management, Relationship Building, Recruitment Lifecycle Reduction, Talent Development, Customer Service, Talent Training, Strong Presentation Skills, Social Networking, Executive Search and Business Partnerships.