Thomas & Joyce, Inc. (TJI) is a management consulting firm specializing in strategic problem-solving in a
variety of professional arenas. Through our extensive network of resources and highly experienced associates, we are able to tap into the best minds in business and industry to effectively develop solutions that fulfill your business
and organization goals.
We are a unique enterprise that
merges management consulting, marketing and public policy in a multi-faceted
approach to combat contemporary business challenges. The principals and an
invaluable network of independent alliance partners offer clients more than 50
years of international, domestic, state and local experience in the development
and improvement of business in a spectrum of industries. By focusing
on "how" rather than "if", we repeatedly achieve success
We are strategizers and
implementers, and do not desert our clients after providing them with a solution.
through and assist them in implementing the plan to achieve their goals.
Though we have an extensive network of resources and contacts, we are still a small company and operate with
lower overheads to the client's advantage. While we are a "total
management" powerhouse, we blend existing culture into the structure
bringing resources currently not available to the client. We give the client the advantage of an
employee (or even a full staff) without the secondary expenses. The determinants
of our relationship are the client needs and satisfaction with the work performed.
Thomas and Joyce, Inc.
was formed in 1992 by Larry P. Horist and Jill B. Shestokas just prior to
their marriage. It was the result of the merging of their two
respective enterprises, L. P. Horist and Associates, Inc. (founded 1975)
and Shestokas Marketing, Inc. (founded 1987). At the time, LPH&A
focused on public affairs, government relations, political consulting, and
non-profit fundraising. SMI was a wholesale beverage distribution
and marketing company with emphasis in the entertainment industry.
The merger of the two
concepts had an exponential effect. Not only did TJI reflect the
services of its predecessor enterprises, but also the synergy created a
broader range of services, including management consulting, strategic
problem solving, crisis management, and start up strategies for both
companies and nonprofit organizations.
In the next generation, TJI was drawn into
international business, focusing on the dynamic Chinese market. The
demands of Asian projects resulted in the founding of TJI International,
Inc. as a TJI subsidiary.
Larry is a nationally recognized public policy expert that can also
implement the strategic theories he espouses. He pioneered public affairs as
a profession and brought innovative methods to issue management. He has
testified before the U.S. Congress, numerous state legislatures and city
councils. Repeatedly, against seemingly impossible obstacles, Larry has
triumphed. Through his leadership the historic Chicago Theater was restored.
In addition, as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago he
revitalized the group to its now 500 plus members, including many of
Chicago's most influential leaders.
lph (at) thomasandjoyce (dot) com
Director of Strategy
Jill lived the ride of a start-up entrepreneur through developing a sales
marketing and distribution beverage network that ultimately grew into a
multi-million dollar enterprise. Her public policy experience spans
government/corporate/ and non-for-profit affairs including a reserve of vast
knowledge in regulatory issues. By special appointment of President Gerald
R. Ford, she served in the National Office of Youth Actives and the
Commission on the Employment of the Handicap.
jbh (at) thomasandjoyce (dot) com
Cyril comes from a background of
international marketing and special event planning having worked previously
in the nonprofit and education sector. He has been involved in multiple
projects with the Auckland Learning Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Museum
of Science of Industry and the Kellogg School of Management. In his current
role as International Manager, he is responsible for the planning and
marketing for TJI's projects related to the international market,
nonprofit and performing arts sector. He has
significant work experience and cultural understanding of the Asia Pacific
addition, Cyril is also an avid aviation enthusiast.
cl (at) thomasandjoyce (dot) com
Executive Assistant/Technology Manager
Xiong brings considerable experience with the public school and university
systems. Additionally, being detail oriented and time conscientious, he
produces quality work within deadlines. Dedication and ability to work
well with others makes him a tremendous asset to the TJI team and
contributes immensely to productivity. Xiong brings to TJI
extensive knowledge and talents. In addition to project support of
various kinds, he is primarily responsible for website design and other
internal and computer technologies.
contact Xiong: xnh (at) thomasandjoyce