Our Board Services

With over 80 years of experience in Retail, Oil & Gas, Food Service, and Private Equity combined, our Board Services Consultants know what is needed to bring your organization to the next level.

High-performance boards are engaged, strategically focused and agile. As board advisers to leading U.S. and global organizations, our consultants deliver practical and impartial advice on all aspects of board performance and effectiveness.

Haskel Thompson • CEO

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Since 1979 Haskel Thompson has served as Owner and Chief Executive Officer, respectively, to Haskel Thompson & Associates and National Energy Personnel (NEP), for the refining and supply side of upstream operations.

Haskel has specialized in the convenience store and petroleum industries. He actively demonstrates the ability to help businesses accelerate growth and profitability by placing the right candidate at the executive level in store operations, marketing and merchandising, fuels or food service. Having served on many association boards, Haskel has the foundation and in-depth industry knowledge to partner with clients and help them move their companies to the highest levels.

His firm offers deep industry knowledge with an executive search and appraisal process that source leaders who are outstanding organizational fits. We have the resources and methods to find and thoroughly assess top-tier talent.

We are dedicated to deliver results with the highest level of professionalism, diligence and confidentiality to help fuel organizational growth.

Kyle McKeen   •   Senior Advisor

Kyle McKeen served most recently as the President and CEO of Alon Brands. His board experience
includes public company, private company and association boards. Kyle served as chairman for the Alon
Retail and Alon Financial Services Boards and as a member of both the National Association of
Convenience Stores and New Mexico Petroleum boards. He currently serves on the board of BagCorp.
His extensive experience serving on Boards of Directors and Reporting to Boards of Directors make Kyle
very effective in matching the right members to help companies assemble the most effective teams.
More than thirty years of experience in downstream, convenience retail, fuels marketing and emerging
technologies, enable Kyle to understand the talents required to fulfill the increasing performance
demand of today’s board structures.


Our highly experienced consulting team will guide client companies to enhance their greatest assets – their human capital assets in order to increase the bottom line.  With a hands-on, personal approach, our knowledgeable team helps companies expand and flourish by carefully placed top-tier current and future industry icons.

Law 5Succession planning is a critical initiative that should begin well before any crisis.  A future-ready process lessens the disruption and protects corporate culture and values.

Effective, proactive succession planning permits expansion, the loss of key employees, the timely addition of new positions, organizational redesign, and strategic promotions for current staff.  Successful succession planning builds residual organizational strength.

Whether requiring immediate action or a strategic, long-term planning, we can help preserve and reinforce a legacy business.  We work confidentially with boards and key leaderships to cultivate a succession planning road map focused on evaluating both internal talent and potential external needs.

In the case of planned or unexpected board management changes and transition, our Executive Search Team’s bandwidth can identify exceptional talent necessary for short term board oversight and management.