Thomas Diamante, Ph.D.
Dr. Diamante brings more than 20 years of c-level, cross-industry and cross-cultural management consulting experience. He is formerly of Merrill Lynch, Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Organization Capability in Global Securities Research & Economics. At Merrill Lynch he co-led mission-critical product development teams in New York, London and Singapore. He focused on building culture that drives entrepreneurial behavior, innovation and execution while mitigating unhealthy, unwanted, unproductive risk. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Tom was Senior Manager and Lead Change Consultant for KPMG Consulting (BearingPoint). Earlier in his career, he was National Manager, Human Resources & Executive Development at Altria serving on the Global HR Policy committee supporting business in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.
Tom is President, Consulting Division of The New York State Psychological Association and is Executive Vice President & Practice Director at cca, a boutique human capital consultancy. He is Board Chair, Emeritus for enACT, Inc. an educational non-profit that builds social-emotional skills in underserved New York City schoolchildren. He serves on the Stony Brook University, School of Business Advisory Board and is extensively published in executive coaching, culture change management, employment discrimination litigation prevention, performance management and assessment and selection (e.g., Wiley, Jossey-Bass, American Psychological Assoc., Gulf, Erlbaum and peer-reviewed journals). As an adjunct or full-time business faculty, Tom taught for Columbia University (Mailman School for Public Health), Baruch, Adelphi and Stony Brook University.
Tom’s consulting experience is distinctive. His background ranges from assessing seasoned professionals for peacekeeping missions in conflict-laden territories around the world (e.g., Afghanistan, Bosnia, E. Timor, Kosovo, Iran & Iraq) to helping venture capital firms and angel investors reduce investment risk by conducting non-financial due diligence. He is a member of the McKinsey Executive Panel, The Center for Creative Leadership Insights team and is a Special Expert for the Society for Human Resources Management in Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility. Tom is a New York State Licensed Psychologist and member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He received a BA from Stony Brook University in psychology and holds a Ph.D. in psychology specializing in industrial & organizational applications from The Graduate Center, City University in New York.