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As Head of Special Initiatives at The Wonderful Company, Tom Armentrout is responsible for leading cross-business initiatives to help ensure better collaboration, standardization, and consistency across the company’s varied business units, with a primary emphasis on increasing performance and efficiency across the Human Resources function.
Tom’s prior work experience includes a mix of corporate and consulting positions at Paramount Pictures, Disney, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG. He has an extensive background in Human Resources and in leading cross-business change and transformation initiatives.
Tom received his MBA from Wharton in 1997 and graduated from UCLA in June 2016 with a Master’s in Public Health. He has a strong interest in health and wellness, with a passion for programs that provide for the needs of underserved populations.
Tom is the father of three school age children, Alex, Annalise, and Augustus. All three have Spina Bifida, a spinal cord birth defect that frequently results in paralysis, which is the case for his two older children. Tom’s interest in healthcare was sparked by what he’s encountered while navigating the complex world of pediatric healthcare and from what he experienced when his late husband was being treated for stomach cancer, which he died from in 2012.