Our Consultants

Our many years of experience with understanding our clients HR issues and how those issues affect the business overall make us an invaluable partner with helping to put in place appropriate-for-the-client HR products & service  that can play an important role in achieving overall business success


Thomas Ference

 President & CEO of the Human Resources Mining & Distribution Co.




Thomas holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University majoring in both Finance and Marketing. He founded the Human Resources Mining & Distribution Co. after working for nearly 20 years at Aon. While at Aon, he served as the Worldwide SVP of Marketing - an Executive Committee level role and as Client Executive for Kraft Foods, McDonalds, Darden Restaurants, Sears/K mart, Office Max, Verizon, US Bank and others. He has held executive / principal level positions at organizations currently known as The Vitality Group, Crowe Horwath, Mercer and Lincoln Financial


Areas of General-Level Expertise


  • HR Strategy, Effectiveness Metrics and Predictive Analytics
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • HR Finance, Compliance and Administration
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Performance Management
  • Learning Management
  • Other HR


In Search of Other Professionals

Former and /or Retired Consultants

The major HR consultancies have morphed over the years from being strategic in their thinking to more tactical and operational as the demand in the marketplace for HR services has similarly changed. Most have undergone handfuls of recent downsizings in order to pare down the size of their payrolls thereby leaving much of the experience and business savvy they once had out on the streets. HRM&DCo is actively seeking such individuals to join in this exciting and fun effort to bring new ideas into HR provided they are well connect to HR in larger organizations, have the requisite business acumen and can afford the up-front risk to establish a client base.

Former / Retired CEO’s, CSO’s, CFO’s and CHRO’s

In a similar vein, HRM&DCO is also seeking partners coming from within the corporate sector providing they have a strong understanding of HR and are well connected to peers in other employer organizations.