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 and at CIT Group Inc., is VP, Human Resources/Leadership & Learning. 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. Tom's focus is on building culture that drives entrepreneurial behavior, innovation and execution while mitigating unhealthy, unwanted, unproductive risk. As a partner to investors and business leaders, 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 and 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 talent management, risk mitigation and change management. His work is published by premiere publishing houses such as Wiley, Oxford University Press, Jossey-Bass, The American Psychological Association as well as peer-reviewed journals. As Associate Faculty, Adjunct or Business faculty, Tom taught for Columbia University, College of Professional Studies (Graduate Program in Applied Analytics), Cornell ILR (extension), The Mailman School for Public Health (Columbia) as well as Baruch, Adelphi and Stony Brook University. 


Tom’s consulting experience is distinctive and anchored in human capital, culture and operations. In addition to his corporate experience experience, his background includes consultations on the assessment and placement of seasoned security & intelligence professionals for peacekeeping missions in conflict-laden territories around the world (e.g., Afghanistan, Bosnia, E. Timor, Kosovo, Iran & Iraq). 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.  Tom is a New York State Licensed Psychologist, specializing in industrial and organizational applications with post-doctoral training in clinical psychology. 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.