Thomas Diamante, Ph.D.


Dr. Diamante brings 25 years of c-level, cross-industry and cross-cultural management consulting experience. He is a Consulting Industrial Psychologist at CIT Group Inc., is VP, Talent & Organizational Capability. He is formerly of Merrill Lynch, Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Organization Capability in Global Securities Research & Economics. At Merrill he co-led mission-critical product development teams in New York, London and Singapore. As a partner to investors, Tom's track record reflects many years conducting non-financial due diligence to reduce investment risk.


Prior to Merrill Lynch, Tom was Senior Manager and Lead Change Consultant for KPMG Consulting (BearingPoint) and earlier in his career, he was National Manager, Human Resources & Executive Development at Altria serving on the Global HR Policy committee supporting business ventures in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.


Tom is President, Management Consulting Division of The New York State Psychological Association. He served as Board Chair Emeritus for enACT, Inc. an educational non-profit that builds social-emotional skills in underserved New York City schoolchildren. He also serves on the Stony Brook University, School of Business Advisory Board.


Extensively published in talent, risk and management, his work can be found in premiere publishing houses such as Wiley, Oxford University Press, Jossey-Bass, The American Psychological Association as well as in peer-reviewed journals. Tom taught for Columbia University, Cornell ILR (extension), The Mailman School for Public Health (Columbia) as well as Baruch, Adelphi and Stony Brook University in various capacities. 


Tom’s consulting experience is distinctive and vast. His background ranges from the placement of security & intelligence professionals on peacekeeping missions in conflict-laden territories around the world (e.g., Afghanistan, Bosnia, E. Timor, Kosovo, Iran & Iraq) to the capturing of non-financial risk for investors. 


He is a member of the McKinsey Executive Panel, The Center for Creative Leadership Insights team and is a designated Special Expert in Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility for the Society of Human Resources Management.   He earned his Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in industrial & organizational applications at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Tom is a New York State Licensed Psychologist.