About Us

Haskel Thompson is recognized as the foremost authority in downstream executive recruiting.


In 1979 Haskel established the first executive recruiting firm dedicated solely to the Convenience Store and retail/wholesale petroleum sectors.


His specialties evolved quickly and broadly encompassing other activities in the refining, supply-chain, human resource, wholesale, engineering, manufacturing, real estate and logistics arenas, to name just a few. In a short period of time Haskel was the recruiting firm of choice for 80% of the industry.


Today Haskel’s expertise spans the spectrum of executive recruiting endeavors including succession planning and labor staffing evaluations. Haskel’s“15-steps to Hiring Excellence” emerged as the gold standard by which all convenience store & petroleum companies now abide to avoid bad hires. This process is supported by a proprietary data-bank that contains tens of thousands of highly qualified operations experts from District Managers to Foodservice Category Managers to Health & Safety Supervisors, VP’s of Marketing and Directors of Fuel Procurement. Haskel’s firm has a number of specialists in a host of downstream fields and disciplines.



  • Accounting
  • Alternate Fuels
  • Car Wash
  • Commercial Sales
  • Construction & Maintenance
  • Convenience Stores
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Dealers
  • Foodservice
  • Finance
  • Fuel Trading
  • Information Technology
  • Health Safety Environment
  • Home Heat
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Lubricants
  • Maintenance
  • Marketing/Loyalty Programs
  • Motor Fuels
  • Motor Oils
  • Operations
  • Procurement
  • QSR
  • Real Estate
  • Security
  • Transportation
  • Vendors/ Supply Chain
  • Wholesale Fuels

Our client base is composed of independent jobbers and resellers, family-operated companies top industry vendors and Fortune 500 corporations. Beyond longevity and a unique search process technology, Haskel offers his expansive client base flexible engagement agreements, candidate replacement courtesies, and a slew of top-tier references and testimonials all serviced by a highly experienced senior team of recruiters.

Haskel has literally placed thousands of million-dollar producers with hundreds of companies across North America and beyond in positions such as: Chief Executive Officer, Senior VP of Operations, Senior VP of Marketing, Vice president of operations, Vice President of Marketing, Market Manager, Petroleum Procurement, Transportation, Senior VP of HR, Vice President of Food Service, Car Wash Manager, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Information Officer, Commercial Fuel, Branded Fuel, Unbranded Fuel, Lubricants, Specialty Products, Presidents, Buyers, Auditors, Accountants, Territory Mangers, Fuel Managers , Human Resource Manager, Retail Development Manager, Director of Marketing, Executive Director, Retail Development Manager, Dealer Operations Mgr., Logistics Manager, Director of Sales, Director of Stores, Account Manager, Construction Manager, Marketing Representative, Project Engineer, Chief Operating Officer, Business Development Manager. Chief Financial officer, General Manager, Training Manager, Pricebook Specialist, Director of Human Resources, Director of Recruiting, Maintenance Manager, Director of Real Estate, Real Estate Manager, Payroll Manager, Director of MIS, Vice-President of MIS, Director of Foodservice, Chief Information Officer, Benefits Manager, Director of Merchandising, Wholesale Fuels Manager, Fuels Trader, Legal Counsel, Analyst, Technicians, Controllers, District Manager, Sales Manager.


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