Our Strategic Partners


Haskel Thompson & Associates recognizes and pursues qualified firms in aligned fields to enhance the recruiting process.  Our executive recruiting team has many years of experience and many industry contacts.  Selected firms represent time-tested and/or association-tested partners that provide leadership and quality services within their own industry sectors.

These values-based relationships permit client companies and/or candidates to confidently utilize services not offered by HT&A.  Our strategic partners permit us to provide support, wrap-around services, increase market visibility while concentrating our expertise. Please feel free to confidently contact those listed below.

imst strategic partners

Travis Heiser – President

IMST Corp. is an independent market research firm specializing in retail site selection, analysis, and sales forecasting. Our firm is a national leader in single site studies for convenience stores and fuel stations. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, IMST provides reliable data that convenience and fuel retailers need to make profitable development decisions. Thousands of new build, upgrade, and remodel evaluation projects have been completed over the last 27 years. Projects span the entire United States and sections of Canada. IMST provides broad experience relating to traffic counts, demographics, competitive impacts, pricing strategies, and fuel and convenience development trends. Our customers include convenience store chains, fuel distributors, fast food restaurants, supermarkets, and independent operators. IMST is a valuable client resource for real estate site decisions and store upgrade strategies.

CEO and founder, James (Jim) B. Fisher is a featured columnist, industry contributor, speaker, and topic leader in convenience store site selection. Jim founded IMST in 1990, and has conducted thousands of single site evaluations nationwide. Jim is an active member and contributor in multiple industry organizations.

President and partner, Travis Heiser joined the firm in 1995 and has accrued a depth of site selection and network analysis knowledge. He has a wide range of forecasting experience as a key resource for independent, chain, and major brand site evaluation clients. Travis has inclusive responsibility for IMST client service, process, data, and reporting.

resume service strategic partners

Beverly Daily – Owner

Affordable Resume Service gives you a head start from the very beginning. From excellent, quality service to our low prices… we are the right choice!

We have served people from all walks of life, including corporate executives and upper management, real estate professionals, salespeople, IT professionals, doctors, celebrities, tradesmen, educators, military, and government officials.

Our clients have come from many business sectors including the banking, insurance, construction, oil & gas, energy, and other industrial industries.

Are we familiar with your industry? You bet we are!

Our background includes a long history of close working relationships with global recruiters and HR professionals all interested in YOU.  The majority of our business comes from referrals and repeat clients all over the country. We are proud to have so many satisfied clients!

Your resume is a reflection of you. You must be comfortable with it. We believe that you should never adapt your resume simply because someone else told you it had to be done a certain way. Resume layout and content are not exact sciences. What might be compelling to one person, may not get a second glance by someone else. Your resume is a marketing dossier and should attract the same positive attention from every reader.

If you’re looking for a professional resume service that can take your career history, MAKE YOU LOOK GREAT, and charge a reasonable fee, look no further! The internet is filled with warnings and come-ons. We offer you an honest service at a reasonable price

 strategic partners

Michael Lawshe – President/Owner

With over 30 years of experience, the Paragon Solutions team can help guide you through the design process. Our areas of expertise include site analysis, interior and graphic design, operations, merchandising and food service. From initial assessments to the final details, Paragon Solutions will be there.

Myra Kressner—Founder and President

With over 40 years knowledge and experience cultivated by strong relationships, Myra Kressner brings value to the marketplace by developing and facilitating strategic engagement for suppliers and retailers in the consumable retail industries.
Myra Kressner co-founded Retail Insights, the food retail industry’s first b-b video publishing company in 1983, which was sold to Progressive Grocer in 1987.  Additionally, from 1984-1994 Myra led account management for The Retail Marketing Group, a niche trade advertising agency, whose accounts included Fortune 500 food companies.  In 1994, Myra co-founded CSP Information Group and helped guide CSP’s innovation with CSP MagazineCSP Daily News,  CSP Independent, CSP CyberConferences, SOI Summit, Retail Leader of the YearCSPedia industry databaseConvenience Retailing University, Outlook Leadership Conference, FARE Conference and CSP’s Edu-Networking series.
In June 2012 CSP Business Media sold to today’s Winsight Media, where Myra continued to lead Winsight’s Conference Division sales and marketing initiatives until November 2015.

Myra founded Kressner Strategy Group in April 2016, bringing her expertise, deep relationships and thought-leadership to strategic and tactical planning in food retail industries.

Myra is a SUNY New Paltz Foundation Board member, Chairwoman Foundation Development Committee and has been a frequent speaker at SUNY New Paltz Women’s Leadership Summit. In 2018 Myra created the Kressner Family Autism Spectrum Program Fund and Endowment. Myra is also Advertising and Marketing Director of non-profit Theatre by the Bay NY.

Steven J. Montgomery – President

For over 25 years b2b Solutions has provided convenience store retailers with a wide range of consulting services designed to improve their short and long-term profitability. b2b Solutions team of industry experts have held significant positions within the c-store retailer and supplier communities. Our clients have included new to the industry retailers, single site operators, c-store chains ranging from a few locations to those with several hundred, petroleum jobbers, and major oil companies. b2b Solutions has worked with retailers from Maine to California and from Florida to Canada.

b2b Solutions c-store services include strategy assessment and/or development.  We have provided marketing services that incorporate vendor and product selection, primary distributor RFPs, supplier contract negotiations, the development of grand opening and annual marketing plans, and pricing strategies.

Our Merchandising services include store and cooler layout and SKU rationalization,  inventory optimization, and customer communications. b2b Solutions has provided operational services ranging from assessment to management oversight. Our food experts have conducted assessments of existing foodservice offers, menu and item optimization,   operation efficiency and development of proprietary foodservice programs

Our Mission is to help c-store retailers achieve success.

For more information call Steve Montgomery at 847-295-2418.

What Our Strategic Partners Say

“Consummate professional: if I was asked which is the most descriptive phrase that best describes Haskel Thompson, that is what it must be. Our companies’ strategic relationship enjoys an elevated status for both of us because of the simple fact that I know that for whatever company or whomever candidate of which (or whom) Haskel represents has the “consummate professional” on their side. Though our relationship has existed for several years, it continues to grow in importance each and every year. I am proud that Haskel Thompson and Associates is a strategic partner of IMST Corp.”

Jim Fisher • Retired CEO, IMST Corp
“I have had the opportunity to know Haskel both professionally and personally for a number of years. He has always displayed the highest integrity and ethics in business and in life. It is my privilege to recommend Haskel and his company”
Michael Lawshe • President, Paragon Solutions

“Haskel Thompson and Associates has a superior reputation. We are always pleased to refer our clients to the firm. We know they will receive outstanding treatment and see quality results. We are proud to be associated with this outstanding firm as a Strategic Alliance Partner”

Beverly Daily • Owner, Affordable Resume Service