Our History

Tom Davis founded T.A. Davis & Associates in 1979 as a company dedicated to helping clients in the hospitality industry find and attract professionals that would help their companies achieve success.

After working as an individual practitioner for several years, Tom began building a staff of service-minded professionals that shared a philosophy of building relationships and dedicating themselves to producing results for their clients.

Over the years the company has expanded its client base to assist organizations in a variety of industries. We now identify and attract professionals for a wide range of executive and management positions.

Today, T. A. Davis & Associates is one of the premier boutique executive search firms in the country. Here are a few of our company highlights:

  • 2000+ successfully concluded searches
  • A dedicated team with a combined 120 years of experience in recruitment & search
  • A client list in excess of 300, ranging from small high performing entrepreneurial companies to top Fortune 100 enterprises
  • A global reach with searches concluded on multiple continents
  • A depth of experience within multiple worldwide industries in addition to the hospitality industry
  • A proprietary database of over 300,000 executives, managers and professionals




“This was my first experience in partnering with a boutique search firm. And I must say I was impressed with the focus, detail and time to conclusion that T.A. Davis exhibited.”

CEO, a national finance company

“T.A. Davis has worked with us and our hotels on several key positions. They consistently sourced great candidates and were patient with our ever changing needs. Their ability to find the needle in a haystack was uncanny, even when we were well into the hiring process. You can count on T.A. Davis to get you the best qualified candidate for any position. We will definitely work together in the future.”

Corporate Vice President of Human
, a major hotel company

“The most reliable and productive search firm we ever experienced. You can not go wrong with T.A.Davis”

CAO, National Entertainment Company
“The feedback from our portfolio companies on their experience with T.A.Davis has been nothing but outstanding, and this covers 25 to 30 searches”
Partner, Global Private Equity Company
“T.A.Davis demonstrated the value that a true search partner can provide. The candidate pool we have seen is nothing short of fantastic”
CEO, National Furniture Manufacturer
“Thanks for the great results. T.A. Davis promised…and delivered. It was a pleasure working with T.A.Davis”
Managing Director, a Luxury Boutique Hotel
“I measure executive search by the quality of candidates identified and presented. On multiple searches T.A. Davis has delivered a world-class candidate pool, which every time resulted in a great addition to our Executive Team”
CEO, a National Finance Company
Celebrating over 45 years of excellence in executive search
  • 26 East Scranton #535
  • Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044
  • p: 847-256-8900