Tom Dente

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Tom Dente

President and CEO


As president and CEO of Humentum, Tom Dente is responsible for developing and executing the organization’s strategy and ensuring its overall performance as Humentum evolves to support the needs of its members, clients, customers, and partners in a changing and dynamic sector. Before the merger of Humentum with LINGOs and Mango to create Humentum, Tom had been serving as Humentum’s President and CEO since early 2016. He joined Humentum in January 2011 as Chief Operating Officer.

Tom has worked extensively in assisting global organizations to realize their full potential. He previously was a partner at both Bain & Company and A.T. Kearney, two leading global management consulting firms, where he worked with senior leaders on strategy development, organizational effectiveness, and performance improvement in a 20+ year career as a management consultant. During his consulting career, Tom worked with both nonprofit and commercial organizations across North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition,Tom has also worked with the Criterion Institute, a nonprofit advisory firm, and began his career in the strategy practice of Price Waterhouse.

He currently serves on the board of directors for InterAction, the alliance of more than 180 US based NGOs, as well as the board of directors for PM4NGOs, a global nonprofit focusing on project management in the development sector. He has also served on the C-Suite Advisory Committee of Independent Sector and participated in the Transnational NGO Initiative at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Tom graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor of the Arts in economics from Dartmouth College and earned an MBA in finance and marketing from Columbia University’s Graduate Business School. Tom lives with his wife and two teenaged children in New Rochelle, New York.

Q + A

Which Disney villain(s) do you love to hate (or just plain love)?

The humans in Wall-E.

If you were running for president, what would your campaign slogan be?

To run the country, you need someone who has really run the country – Vote Dente.

If you found a genie in a magic lamp, what would your three wishes be? (Usual genie wishing restrictions apply.)

Health and happiness for my family; ability to live just in the present; one day of collective amnesia around the world.

What are your favorite hobbies outside of work?

Marathoning; kayaking; reading; writing.