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, learning and development, 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. He conducts non-financial due diligence for venture capital to reduce investment risk. One noteworthy engagement is his screening of intelligence and security 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 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 is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Risk Management Association NY Chapter. 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.