President / CEO
Adams Consulting Group, Inc. was founded by Jim Vockley after spending twenty-five years as an executive search practitioner and manager. During his career he has directed and managed mid management and executive level searches on a domestic and international basis.
Mr. Vockley spent ten years as General Manager and Executive Vice President of the largest search firm in the country serving the construction industry. He was instrumental in directing the growth of the company into a national leader of over 90 consultants becoming a top fifty search firm worldwide. His experience includes successfully directing and completing thousands of searches for the AEC Industry. He has an in-depth and broad knowledge of construction executive search and is a key developer of research and recruiting processes. Construction companies, program managers, and specialty contractors (as well as engineering, architectural, and design/build firms) have sought his advice and guidance on strategic staffing issues. He has been quoted as an industry expert in publications including Engineering New Record magazine.
Mr. Vockley received his education in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He holds the designation Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) awarded in 1998 by the National Association of Personnel Services. He was inducted as an honorary member of the International Honor Society of Sigma Lambda Chi in recognition for his contribution in promoting construction education. He recently served as a member of the advisory board to the Construction Management program within the school of Engineering and Technology at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC and is currently a board member of the College of Technology at Indiana State University.
He resides with his wife Beth in Etowah, North Carolina where they are active in the State adoption program to rescue retired racing greyhounds for placement in secure homes.
Jim is one of the most reputable and innovative professional consultants in our industry. He understands the core of building trustworthy and long-lasting relationships. - David Nesbitt, CPC, Executive Vice President of Construction Division at Thurmond & Company Executive Search Firm
Tricia Adell is the Controller for Adams Consulting Group.