As a scholar-practitioner, TJ is currently the head of learning and development for Hilti North America. In his 16-year career at Hilti, Inc., TJ has held multiple roles across North America; ranging from sales and sales leadership, strategic marketing, talent and leadership development. More recently, TJ was the sales director for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, where he led a diverse, high-performing sales division from the San Francisco Bay Area before joining the L&D Team 18 months ago. His passion throughout his career has been rooted in people, culture & team member development. TJ leveraged his various business and academic experience when he was asked to redesign Hilti’s learning curriculum for the North American Region. The focus was to examine and redesign the various programs offered at individual contributor, manager and director levels. A life-long learner himself, TJ obtained his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s, PennCLO program. His research focused on ways in which resilience can be developed during non-crisis moments by focusing the attention on identifying behaviors and characteristics of resilient leaders, and their responses during disruptive & crisis events, and how it changed over time. His dissertation and research was awarded with distinction by the University of Pennsylvania. His professional journey started in Chicago and has led him to Sarasota, Boston, Tulsa, Dallas, San Francisco and back to Tulsa where he now lives with his wife and two dogs.