DR. JERRY TOOMER
Founder & CEO
Jerry is dedicated to developing leadership and organization solutions that link individual executive effectiveness to organizational performance. He brings that expertise and experience to his private consulting practice, and to Butler University’s MBA program and to the Butler Business Consulting Group.
For over 30 years as Human Resources Executive, Change Agent, Educator, and Psychologist, Jerry has effectively worked with a wide range of individuals and teams to achieve their professional and personal goals in both mid-sized and larger organizations.
He worked in the business sector with Dow Chemical and Dow AgroSciences, where he held numerous leadership positions in Human Resources, both in the US and Asia (Hong Kong). As a trusted advisor and coach to executive leadership, Jerry demonstrated an accomplished understanding of key business, human capital, and shareholder value drivers.
Jerry’s academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa. He was also named a “Diplomate in Counseling Psychology,” the highest professional certification, by the American Board of Professional Psychology. His highly regarded leadership book, The Catalyst Effect, was published in early 2018 by Emerald Publishing.
Courtney has nearly 20 years of Human Resources and Talent Management Leadership & consulting experience with highly matrixed, global companies such as General Electric, Ingersoll Rand, and Roche.
Courtney led Talent Management for a $2B+ organization and lived abroad for an assignment rolling out Talent Management Strategy, Tools and Processes to 13 different European country P&Ls. Courtney’s work has spanned 20+ countries across a variety of industries including consumer products, healthcare, financial, manufacturing, advertising, pharmaceuticals, diversified industrials, not-for-profits, government contracting and other consulting agencies.
Courtney is a graduate of GE’s HR Leadership Program, is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, and has served as an adjunct instructor in the MBA Program at Butler University. Courtney holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Purdue University.
Courtney is certified in Gallup StrengthsFinder®, Total SDI®, Hogan Suite of Assessments©, and Personnel Decisions International PROFILOR® 360.