Jerry Toomer, PhD, 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 more than 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.
Most notably, he was a key member of Dow executive management teams that successfully completed corporate mergers, restructurings and global diversification initiatives. His effective blend of teaching experience, consulting skills, and highly successful corporate work experience is leveraged to assist a wide range of business clients, from smaller closely held firms to larger public companies.
He has worked over the past several years, for example, with Batesville Tool & Die, Harley – Davidson, FlexPac Inc, The Gowan Companies, Helmer Scientific, SYM Financial, Boeing Aircraft, Eli Lilly & Co, Silicis Technology, and Rolling Meadow Farms as well as for not-for-profit organizations.
Jerry’s academic credentials include a PhD 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.