Tom Monahan is Chairman and CEO of CEB and oversees its nearly $1 billion in annual revenue and a staff of 4,000 global employees who deliver insights and actionable solutions to the markets they serve every day.
Tom has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2001, as CEO since 2005, and as Chairman of the Board since 2008. As part of the company's leadership for more than 15 years, Tom has helped redefine how the world's leading companies make their most important decisions. By tapping the collective experience of and analyzing performance data from more than 10,000 companies, CEB has created authoritative insights and highly relevant management resources to help companies manage talent, innovation, and risk.
The firm has been one of the fastest growing professional/information service companies globally throughout the past decade—growing revenue and profit nearly fourfold—and has become one of the most respected authorities on talent and performance management issues.
During his tenure, Tom has led the firm's efforts on a wide variety of topics, including innovation and technology processes, operating and reputational risk, the structure and role of the financial sector, and employee productivity and performance. He has also partnered with CEB's service and advisory teams and members on six continents to drive outstanding corporate performance using CEB insights and tools. He is a widely quoted authority on management issues, particularly risk management, corporate governance, and ethical leadership.
Building on CEB's core ethic of service, the company's leadership team has also pioneered a range of innovations in community investment and philanthropy, including sizable community investments, pro bono advisory services, and a Global Impact Day.
Tom is also a member of the Board of Directors of Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) and a trustee of the Maret School. He is a member of the CEO Fiscal Leadership Council, the Economic Club of Washington, the Young President’s Organization, and serves as a Chair for Leadership Giving for Harvard University. Tom also teaches Sunday school at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church and—along with his wife and daughters—is active in causes that facilitate the participation of women and girls in economic life globally, notably Women for Women International and Girl Rising.
Before joining CEB, Tom worked with Deloitte & Touche, the Committee for Economic Development, and Andersen Consulting. He holds an undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University and received his MBA with distinction from New York University. Tom is a regular contributor to CEB's blog and the LinkedIn influencers program.