Our Team

Mary-Kate Thomas

Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer

Mary-Kate Thomas plays an important role in DRi‘s management as Executive Assistant to our Principal & Chief Operating Officer Nancy Racette.

Mary-Kate works closely with Nancy and the members of DRi‘s three-person Administrative team to provide smooth service to our executive search and strategic consulting clients. As a key point of contact among clients, candidates, and DRi staff, Mary-Kate orchestrates the timely exchange of critical information for all of the Chief Operating Officer’s projects and personally manages the COO’s schedule, correspondence, and travel. A self-professed color-coding devotee, Mary-Kate helps bring order to search processes and streamline busy stakeholders’ participation.

While serving as a key ambassador of the firm, Mary-Kate simultaneously provides logistical support for DRi’s business operations. She coordinates intake for candidate applications to all of DRi‘s searches, helps to maintain our proprietary executive search database, and helps manage vendor contracts.

Mary-Kate joined DRi in 2019 after holding several administrative posts in the non- and for-profit sectors, including at the CFP Board and The Hive in Philadelphia. She has also been a volunteer for DRclients.

Mary-Kate holds a B.S. degree in Public Health from Ithaca College with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.