Human management

Think Systems appoints three directors of management consulting division

Think Systems, a Baltimore-based consulting and staffing firm, has named three people as directors of its management consulting division. Two of the directors – Rick Thomas and Virna Elly – are internal promotions, while Jose Roig is a new hire who joins the company from the Baltimore Medical Health System.

“Rick, Virna and Jose will bring top-notch experience to an already strong management consulting team,” said Joe Poling, president of business services at Think, which focuses on education, healthcare and of the government. “They will execute strategies that will deliver unparalleled work to our clients, expand opportunities for their colleagues and improve overall client services.”

Rick Thomas has extensive experience in program and project management and operational consulting. He has been with Think for more than five years, previously serving as Executive Program Director and Vice President of Consulting Services.

Thomas previously spent nearly 10 years at iCertainty, a software company focused on performance management, where he was most recently COO. Prior to entering the business world, Thomas was a crew chief for F-15 Eagle fighter jets in the US Air Force.

Virna Elly has over 20 years of leadership and consulting experience, with a focus on organizational change and building high performance cultures.

Prior to joining Think in 2020 as a senior management consultant, Elly was a program management contractor at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and a project manager at Benelogic, a benefits administration technology company.

Jose Roig brings extensive expertise in operational leadership and process improvement, with experience leading teams to select, implement and maintain systems.

He joins Think from the Baltimore Medical Health System, where he spent a year as IT director. Previously, he spent 12 years at the consulting firm Hartman Executive Advisors, where he was an IT executive advisor. Roig was also previously director of consulting firm Tatum and IT director at Erickson Senior Living.

Founded in 2004, Think provides interim leadership, growth, project management and rescue, business process improvement, business transformation and modernization, post-merger integration and hiring and strategic recruitment. The company also provides specialist industry services to venture capital/private equity firms and government agencies.

Think has more than 70 people in its offices in Baltimore and Boca Raton, Florida.