Thomas Lockwood, Ph.D., President and founding partner
Thomas Lockwood is the co-author/editor of several books: Innovation by Design (2017), Design Thinking (2010), The Handbook of Design Management (2011), Corporate Creativity (2008) and Building Design Strategy (2007). He is one of the few people in the world with a Ph.D. in Design Management, and is recognized as a thought leader at integrating design and innovation practice into business and building great design-driven creative organizations.
He is a design adviser to countries and to companies, a columnist for Fast Company Co.Design, frequent design award judge and has been a speaker or led workshops in over 20 countries.
He is the president and founding partner of Lockwood Resource, an international recruiting firm specializing in design, UX, CX and innovation executive recruiting. He is also a partner at InnoAlignment with Edgar Papke. Previously he was the president of DMI, the Design Management Institute, a non-profit research and member association in Boston, a Design Director at Sun Microsystems and StorageTek, and a Creative Director at several design and communication agencies for a number of years.
More importantly, I have an amazing wife and three amazing children. I live in Boulder, Colorado, and in my free time enjoy photography, woodworking, the outdoors, exercise, travel and culture.
Edgar Papke, Affiliate
Edgar Papke is an author, speaker and globally recognized expert in business alignment, leadership and organizational culture. He is the author of the book True Alignment: Linking Company Culture to Customer Needs for Extraordinary Results (Amacom Books) and numerous essays and articles on business and culture. Edgar and Tom are partners in the consultancy InnoAlignment, and are co-authors of Innovation by Design.
Edgar provides coaching and consulting to CEO’s and executives, delivers keynote speeches and presentations, and works with leadership teams to improve their alignment. He was recently honored as the International Speaker of the Year by Vistage, with over 17,000 members, the world’s largest organization for CEOs. Mr. Papke holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Psychology from Regis University, a B.S. in International Business Administration, and a degree from the Culinary Institute of America.
Edgar has helped us understand what it means to find the “right fit” in candidates and understand corporate culture more thoughtfully. Additionally, Edgar is my coach and mentor, which is a real blessing.
AESC – Association of Executive Search Consultants
Thomas Lockwood is a AESC Certified Researcher/Associate (CRA). The Association of Executive Search Consultants, AESC represents the only recognized seal of quality for retained executive search consulting firms on a worldwide basis. AESC Members subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines affecting all aspects of executive search, including relationships with clients and candidates. As a Certified Researcher, the AESC global network is useful for our research and sourcing capacity, and international searches.