Thomas Diamante, Ph.D.


Dr. Thomas Diamante brings 25 years of c-level, cross-industry and cross-cultural management consulting experience. An organizational psychologist, Tom is Chief Talent Officer at Semler Brossy a top 7 independent executive compensation consulting firm focused on Governance, Risk & Human Capital management.


Formerly of CIT Group, serving as Director, Talent & Organizational Capability, Tom consulted across industries as follow-up to a global role at Merrill Lynch (Global Securities Research & Economics). At Merrill he was Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development co-leading mission-critical product development teams in New York, London and Singapore.


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 a member of the Global HR Policy committee supporting business ventures in Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.


Extensively published, Tom’s work in assessment, risk and human capital can be found in premiere publishing houses such as Wiley, Oxford University Press, Jossey-Bass, The American Psychological Association and many peer-reviewed journals.


His consulting experience is distinctive and vast. It ranges from assessment of security professionals on peacekeeping assignments in conflict-laden territories around the world (e.g., Bosnia, E. Timor, Kosovo) to non-financial due diligence and operational assessments to reduce investment risk for venture capital firms. The connective theme is alignment of people and organizational dynamics to ensure success.


He holds a Ph.D. in psychology, specialization in industrial & organizational applications, from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is New York State licensed, a former President of the New York State Psychological Association – Consulting Division and member of McKinsey Executive Online Panel, the American Psychological Association and Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology.