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Thomas Jackson

Account Manager,

Telephone Number
(952) 897-1420

Tom Jackson is Rauenhorst Recruiting Company's Account Manager of Utilities. Leveraging his lengthy tenure as a director of a national association of over 450 energy companies, he brings his business acumen and extensive rolodex to aid in filling positions for energy delivery firms, large and small.

"My greatest joy has been understanding people and helping them accomplish things that they want; what drives them best to excel. This has helped me discover the key talents that separate great performers from good. It also provides me an ability to understand company culture and connect candidate and company for maximum benefit to all." - Thomas Jackson

While at his former association, Tom was instrumental at adding almost 400 new companies to the century-old association, building relationships with executives at all levels. Member firms distribute natural gas and electricity to communities across the US. Prior to this, Tom served as a manufacturers' rep and senior merchant in consumer electronics, consistently focusing on sales messaging, customer relationships and marketing. His 30 year career path allowed him to experience first-hand corporate politics and the nuances of successfully building and navigating corporate relationships.

At Rauenhorst, Tom focuses on fitting the right candidates for upper- and mid-level management transition for these same electric and natural gas companies. He supports placement into co-ops, municipal and investor-owned utilities, as well as construction contractors, another area of RRC specialty.

Tom attended the University of Minnesota and continues to donate time as a mentor to collegiate students at the UMN and on a national basis. He has served on numerous non-profit and not-for-profit boards, similarly aiding them in staff and volunteer transition, with fiduciary and governance responsibility.



  • “I cannot give them high enough recommendations.”

    “Municipal electric companies are making a mistake hiring top-level managers without the help of a search firm. To increase the field of candidates, you need to hire a search firm to go out and search for candidates who aren’t necessarily looking for a job change.”

    “The process RRC uses is well worth taking the extra front-end effort to make sure we had the fit right. By doing interviews with current staff and Board members, RRC really figured out the personality and character of the company. RRC really understands the electric utility industry. They understood that we were looking for more than just a manager, we were looking for a manager who also has both a technical and strategic understanding of the electric utility industry.”

    “We are happy, and impressed, by the candidates Rauenhorst Recruiting Company found for CMMPA. They did a great job for us and we will use them again in the future.”

    Steve Thompson, CEO, Central Municipal Power Agency/Services

About Rauenhorst Recruiting

In today’s business climate, Rauenhorst Recruiting consistently demonstrates its proprietary retained search process results in strategic hires that drive revenue and propel real, profitable business growth. Rauenhorst Recruiting has a long history of building teams for many top firms in Minnesota and the United States.

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