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Thomas Bertels

President & Founder, Purpose Works

Thomas Bertels, president and founder of Purpose Works, is a management consultant and business transformation expert on a mission to make work more productive, valuable, meaningful, and impactful. He has more than 25 years’ experience helping companies across a range of industries, from start-ups to Fortune 500, transform how work gets done. Thomas helps leaders create a shared vision and a practical roadmap for taking their organization to the next level, design processes and operating models for scale and performance, and manage change efforts for adoption and ownership. He has a proven track record of dramatically improving productivity, driving large-scale change, and translating strategy into action. Prior to founding Purpose Works, Thomas was a founding partner at OXYGY/Valeocon, a global consulting boutique, where he led the firm’s US practice and served as its managing partner for several years. Earlier in his career, he led the process improvement and design practice at Aon Consulting/Rath&Strong. He started his career at ABB, where he held various line management positions and was involved in several transformation efforts. Mr. Bertels received his MBA with Honors from Stern School of Business at New York University and his BA in management and finance from the Berufsakademie Mannheim, Germany. Thomas has written several books and authored numerous articles on process redesign, strategy deployment, change management, organizational learning, metrics, and innovation. He can be reached at thomas.bertels@purpose.works.