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Thomas Clardy

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Tom Clardy is an accomplished business executive with over 35 years of experience in the direct response, catalogue, manufacturing, electronic retail and internet business sectors. This includes executive positions at The Franklin Mint, at the time the world’s leading direct response marketing company, Wheaton, Inc, a premier specialty glass and plastics manufacturing company and QVC, the world’s largest electronic and internet retailer.

Tom is known for his warm leadership style, his personal integrity and his ability to apply wisdom to business issues, thinking beyond the norm to develop innovative solutions that are cost effective.

His executive leadership roles, together with his unassuming manner and simple roots give him the unique ability to be effective in the board room as well as the shop floor. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources at QVC, Tom was effective in building a Human Resource function that was cross-functional with a fluid matrix style of management. This high performing team was able to meet the demands of this growing business and move resources to any area that required additional attention.

Tom is an effective coach and mentor. He is able to lead people to find practical solutions to their issues and he has helped innumerable people further their career through his mentoring and coaching. He has a deep understanding of what it takes to be a leader of people and organizations and he is able to help others learn that through his effective coaching and mentoring techniques. He has had global responsibilities during his entire career and can help people and organizations make the transition from domestic, to international and then to global thinking.

He is an effective and warm presenter and can engage an audience in the story of his presentation. His one-on-one coaching with executives and business leaders is very effective in helping people learn to reason and think broadly.

Additional Information:

Tom is a graduate of Philadelphia University and received an MBA from Widener University. He earned his PhD from Southwest University;

He is a senior member of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a member of the Institute for Global Ethics;

He serves on several not-for-profit boards in his community;

He is an educator as well, having taught college courses at Widener University and Neumann College;

He has given many presentations, most recently speaking on “How to Build a High Performance Culture” at the Wharton Council for Industrial Relations at the University of Pennsylvania and on Global Site Selection at the Core-Net Summit in Berlin, Germany—He recently received the Human Resource Person of the Year Award and his department received the Human Resource Department of the Year.