Thomas Acuff is Managing Director of the Banister International global operating group BHI BOS Management LLC (BHI).
He has significant experience in general management with blue-chip global industrial companies, private equity/investment banking and senior level executive search. He has been Group Managing Director and Regional Managing Partner based in Brussels of Austrian based Neumann Consulting Group Executive Search (then largest in Europe in geographic coverage with 25 offices), a founding Vice President EMEA/Asia Pacific of Banister International (then a subsidiary of CDI Corp), and founding Executive Vice President EMEA of DHR (now largest worldwide executive search firm in geographic coverage with 50 offices).
Originally a New Yorker, he has significant international experience in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Residing in Europe and Asia for many years, he has served as Vice President and Partner with an investment banking and management company (private equity). He has had top-tier management positions with ITT Corp (Pan-European responsibilities as Vice President of Operations), the General Electric Company in the USA and Allis-Chalmers (Regional General Manager with Asia Pacific responsibilities). He has served on the main board of directors of international class industrial companies and has been CEO of several of them. He has a BSc in Industrial Engineering (elected to major scholastic and military officer honour societies) followed by MBA studies and General Electric’s top executive management programs. He is active in world class professional associations as president and director and is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World.
He has served as a Naval Commander and Commanding Officer. He was first a general line officer eligible for command at sea and then entered into naval intelligence related activities. He was awarded the “American Spirit Honor Medal for High Example to Comrades in Arms” by the Citizen’s Committee for the Army, Navy and Air Force (personally presented by Fleet Admiral Halsey).
Thomas is a founding partner and CEO of Prudent Capital Partners LLC which operates globally and has its headquarters in New York City. Prudent is a founder and equity holder in BHI.
He maintains memberships in the Tanglin Club in Singapore and the Sloane Club in London. His primary residence is in the Boston area (New Seabury on Cape Cod) and he also maintains a residence in Palm Beach FL.