Tom Dente

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Tom Dente

President and CEO


Tom Dente joined InsideNGO in January 2011 as chief operating officer and was named president and CEO in March 2016. In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing InsideNGO’s strategy, identifying new opportunities to support its mission, and ensuring overall performance as the organization continues to evolve how it best supports changing member and partner needs across the sector. 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 Price Waterhouse. He serves on the board of directors for InterAction, the alliance of more than 180 US-based NGOs; for PM4NGOs, a global nonprofit focusing on project management in the development sector; and on the Advisory Council of uZoom. He has also served on the C-Suite Advisory Committee of Independent Sector. 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, NY.

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.