thomas, vielhauer & associates, inc.

thomas, vielhauer & associates, inc. is a boutique executive search firm

Levi Strauss & Co.

James Hudson
—DIRECTOR OF TALENT ACQUISITION—

“Working with TVA is so seamless that I legitimately view Emmaly and her team as an extension of my own: I have full confidence in them liaising directly with hiring managers, without feeling it necessary to monitor the process, and most importantly they are highly effective – we enjoy a very near 100% success rate.”

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Jill Macri
—HEAD OF TALENT ACQUISITION (former) AT AIRBNB—

“We used TVA for many searches over the years while we were scaling the People function at Airbnb. They were thoughtful partners to us, found us candidates who were often from non-traditional backgrounds and a great fit for the skills we needed, and we made many hires through them.”

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Sunito Solao
—HEAD OF HR, HOMES AT AIRBNB—

“I love working with Emmaly and team as I feel they really took the time to listen and understand our business and needs and what would work in this environment and are able to find candidates that have a high likelihood of success.”

Deckers Brands

Julie Franzman
—TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGER—

“TVA has been a great partner of ours for many years. Emmaly and her team have placed some great people with Deckers Brands, many of whom are key leaders within the organization. Emmaly is a trusted advisor on the market, recruiting strategy, and most importantly, she really understands our company culture and business needs. Emmaly consistently delivers a quality pipeline of candidates within a short turn-around time. Our business partners appreciate the caliber of candidates and the steady updates for her. And she is such a pleasure to work with! We truly value our partnership with TVA and look forward to continuing to work together!”

Eventbrite

Samantha Harnett
—SVP & GENERAL COUNSEL AT EVENTBRITE—

“We greatly appreciated Emmaly's effort to truly understand our business and the specific role to fill, and then introduce candidates uniquely suited to our needs. Emmaly's thorough and tailored approach is exceptional and made the search process much simpler.

PLENTY-LOGO

Robynne Lindsey
—SR. MANAGER, TALENT ACQUISITION AT PLENTY—

“We worked with TVA for a director-level search and could not have asked for a better experience. Emmaly quickly got up to speed on the search, our values, and culture. She brought consistent and thorough feedback every single week which allowed the hiring team to move through the process quickly and ultimately bring onboard a stellar candidate.

King's Hawaiian

Cindy Camarata
—CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER—

“TVA takes the time to understand organization culture and is mindful of skills and culture fit before presenting a slate of candidates. Emmaly is a true partner, she "leans in" to the tough conversations with a client when necessary, i.e. when we are dragging our feet looking for not just the unicorn, but the purple unicorn with 3 polka dots! She has her finger on the talent landscape and has proven to be a credible and trusted resource. The TVA team has been instrumental in finding some of my best hires within HR.”

KTGY Architecture + Planning

John Robison
—COO AT KTGY Architecture + Planning—

“Working with Emmaly/TVA on our search for a Director of HR was truly a pleasure. She made sure she thoroughly understood our needs, our organization, and our culture and then presented us with high-caliber candidates who met all of the criteria. Her process and communication throughout the search were very well structured and tailored to accommodate our own expectations and management style. In the end, Emmaly helped us to choose a great fit for the role from among a great selection of exceptional talent.”

 
 
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Mark Levy
—HEAD OF EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE—

“I have worked with and known Emmaly for over 20 years, as an applicant, someone she placed in an amazing role, and most importantly she and her team have helped me to build my team at Landor Associates, Airbnb and now Allbirds. She is a pleasure to work with, totally gets the company's values, culture and needs, has great follow through and always finds the most well suited, diverse and amazing talent to build a great team.”

OfferUp

Jerry Howe
—CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER AT OFFERUP—

“TVA truly becomes an extension of your culture and values in a talent search. We not only found a great fit for our executive role we also improved our recruiting program as part of our partnership with TVA. Emmaly and the TVA team are the real deal.”

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Jordie Prieur
—RECRUITER AT AIRBNB—

“Kicking off a new search with TVA is seamless and they deliver qualified candidates in good time.”

What We Do

We are a boutique executive search firm with a track record of experience across all corporate functions at the Vice President, Director, Senior Manager and Manager levels. We partner with our clients to fill individual roles and build entirely new teams. Geographically, we find talent across North America, Europe and Asia.

  • ECOMMERCE

    Analytics

    Merchandising

    Product Management

    U/X

  • EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE/PEOPLE

    Employee Relations

    HR Systems

    Human Resource Business Partners

    Learning

    M&A

    HR Operations/Shared Service

    Organization Development/Organization Effectiveness

    Talent Acquisition

    Total Rewards

  • FINANCE

    Accounts Payable

    CFO

    Controller

    FP&A

    Investor Relations

    Tax

  • MARKETING

    Brand Marketing

    Customer Lifecycle/CRM

    Digital Marketing

  • PRODUCT DESIGN & MERCHANDISING

    Apparel Design

    Footwear Design

    Merchandising

  • OPERATIONS

    Category Leaders

    General Manager

    Operations Lead

  • SUPPLY CHAIN

    Continuous Improvement

    Distribution

  • RETAIL

    Construction/Store Design

    Loss Prevention

    Operations

    Visual Merchandising

  • SALES

Why partner with tva?

We find the best talent

We create a unique, research based search strategy to find the candidates who match your profile and exceed your expectations. We reach out to at least 100+ candidates for every project to find the best talent. 

We provide key market data

We are transparent, sharing market data on compensation, providing insights on market trends and the determining potential impacts to your search. We serve as your intelligence for the changing dynamics of the market.

We are an extension of your team

We have worked for many of our clients for decades. We are your customer, own your stock and believe in your brand which uniquely positions us to represent you. We build your brand equity, helping potential candidates learn more about your company and culture.

We listen

We bring a high learning agility - develop insightful questions to understand the nuances of your search to define the candidate profile quickly.

We communicate consistently

We provide candidate pipeline updates weekly – the progress of our search is always at your fingertips. 

We believe in & deliver diversity

We are a woman-owned business and believe in the strategic importance of a diverse candidate pool.

Ready for the best talent in the business?

Individual roles or entirely new teams—we find talent.