About Us



Uncommon Insight

At Thomas Group Consulting our business standards and operating philosophy are founded upon our belief in these basic principles.

The Force of Ideas

Great ideas are ones that solve a problem. They are relevant, actionable. They fuel success. We bring insight to our clients about the pressing challenges they face everyday, with a strong focus on actionable solutions that propel your business forward.

The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law asserts that principles, not arbitrary decisions, should govern. It’s primarily referenced in the context of government and society, but we believe it has a place in business as well. Our behavior and decisions are governed by our principles, ethics, and values. When we have a difficult decision to make where the path is unclear, we return to our mission. We are guided by integrity.

The Pursuit of Collaboration

Finding the right people to work with often determines your success, whether you have a client-provider relationship or one of an employer and employee. When we find the right people, we keep them in close proximity and create opportunities for spontaneous collaboration wherever possible. We strive to remove traditional silos between departments and teams and establish a synergetic culture of excellence.

The Value of Diversity

Businesses that value diversity are able to maximize their positive impact. We embrace our unique backgrounds and life experiences. In doing so, our team is able to leverage our individual strengths toward more creative critical thinking, better solutions, and greater positive outcomes for our clients.

The Power of Human Potential

Instant communication, economic volatility and increased performance demands have created a new “normal” in the business market. It’s easy to forget about the real people on the other end of the phone or computer. We make it our job to not forget that. In fact, even in this digital age, strong relationships are more powerful than ever. We are constantly looking for new ways to strengthen our relationships and for opportunities to unlock creativity and innovation, unleashing the potential of our team and every real person on it.

avigate pathways that remain hidden to others.

Our Strategy

Thomas Group Consulting have been the go-to firm in Detroit for years. We have developed business relationships throughout Southeast Michigan. Our team understands the business and political climate like no one else. We can help you unlock opportunities and navigate pathways that remain hidden to others.


Situation Review

Assess defined the problem, assess opportunities, determine the impact


Options & Decisions

Define the desired outcome, generate “solution options”, define the approach, and intitate the “pre-mortem” process.



Community joint-ventured plans, Execute to TGC Playbooks and Solution Blueprints

Our Team

We value our team members, their intellect and decision-making characters. We are proud we managed to gather smart, talented and client-oriented staff, and we are happy to introduce them to our clients!

Buzz Thomas

If you need to be connected and navigate the rough and tumble world of local, state and federal government, he’s your guy.

Terence A. Thomas

A trained lawyer and business leader, Terence has utilized his negotiation, political and relationship-building skills to provide outstanding and proactive service to his clients and the organizations with whom he has been affiliated.

Clarence Gayles

10+ years of campaign, advocacy and organizing experience, leading field programs for numerous candidates and campaigns at the local, statewide and national levels

Frank Acavetti

Career politician and public servant who has worked a multitude of local and state level issues.

Hon. Ed Thomas

A trained lawyer and experienced jurist, Judge Thomas utilizes his decades of skills in the law, the receivership process, and mediation to service his banking, real estate, and judicial clients and preserve their property values and revenue streams