Tompkins Leadership brings a combined experience of over 120 years from our co-founders in helping enterprises with Leadership and Organizational Development, Talent Development, Organizational Transformation, and Strategy.

Tompkins Leadership is a division of Brangent, Inc. since its acquisition by Brangent in 2023.

James A. Tompkins, Ph.D.

James A. Tompkins, Ph.D.

Jim Tompkins is an international authority on designing and implementing end-to-end supply chains. He has started 15 businesses that have done over $2 billion in worldwide revenue during his 50-year career while enhancing the profitable growth of numerous companies, giving him an insider’s view into what makes great companies even better.

In April 2020, he founded Tompkins Ventures, a global hands-on solutions network that helps executive teams turn Capital, Facilities, Leadership, Logistics, and Technology problems and opportunities into competitive advantage. He co-founded Tompkins Leadership LLC in 2022, focusing primarily on Leadership and Organizational Development, Organizational Transformation, Strategy and Talent Development. He previously spent 40+ years as founder and chairman of Tompkins International from a backyard startup into an international consulting and implementation firm.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, all from Purdue University. Jim is a Distinguished Engineering Alum from Purdue University and has been awarded the prestigious Frank and Lillian Gilbreath Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. He has written 31 books, including the soon-to-be-released Insightful Leadership: Surfing the Waves to Organizational Excellence, and has made over 2,000 presentations globally.

Victor Watts

Victor Watts
Chief Executive Officer

Victor brings over 40 years of experience as a proven CEO and senior business leader. His winning track record in sales, marketing, organizational and leadership development and operational achievement covers start-ups, large established corporate environments, and taking newer companies to market.

With knowledge in all phases of corporate growth and development – from professional services, organizational transformation, human resources, and strategic planning to business analytics – Victor has spent the bulk of his career leveraging his experience, expertise, and insight to help other CEOs and business leaders sharpen their decision-making skills and build their organizations into stronger, more agile companies by leading with integrity, honesty, and courage.

In addition to his role with Tompkins Leadership, Victor also serves as a CEO Chair with Vistage Worldwide, the world’s leading senior executive peer advisory organization with over 27,000 members in 23 countries.

Prior to joining Tompkins Leadership, Victor was co-founder and CEO of SmartCore Business Solutions Inc., a fractional CXO management and leadership development firm.


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