Managing Partner, CEO
Tom Lebamoff is the CEO, Managing Partner and Founder at Exactus with 30 years of professional services experience. He is responsible for the firm’s strategy, growth, client value (in the eyes of the client) and the mentoring of the Exactus team members. He has been published in numerous publications and is a frequent contributor to industry events.
Tom currently works with some of the most inquisitive organizations in the world. He has had a long and distinguished career and provides a wide range of advisory and consulting services to his clients.
Tom specializes in operational efficiencies, profit improvement, and digital process automation. He has spent years assisting his clients with cross functional business alignment, strategy execution and complex M&A transaction support. Tom has deep experience in complex program risk management, executive alignment and communication management at the C-suite and board level.
Tom is a driven leader with a passion for developing people, building high-performing teams and executing to get results.
Clients hire Tom, due to his relentless focus on getting things done while bringing the team together and then leaving the client in a better place.
Throughout his rich career, Tom has achieved lasting results for his clients by using his keen ability to quickly break down complex problems, keep plans simple, execute with intensity and communicate with passion.
Tom lives in Naperville, IL with his wife, four daughters and three dogs, a Weimaraner and two American Pit Bull Terriers. Tom’s love for his daughters is legendary and two of them have pushed this Purdue alum to support Indiana University. He enjoys cooking, bee keeping, home coffee roasting, winemaking and range shooting. He relaxes by having an occasional cigar with Bourbon, while reading fiction books by Vince Flynn and Allan Folsom.
Education / Certifications
Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial Engineering from Purdue University, where he was a member of the Vice Chancellor’s list and Alpha Pi Mu, the Industrial Engineering honor society.
- Active Investor and Board Member
- Chicago Crain’s Magazine – Mergers and Acquisitions – May 28th, 2018
- The 10 Most Trusted Consultant Companies 2018 – InsightSuccess
“As an advisor, Tom is one of the truest examples of a catalyst for positive change. As a catalyst for change, Tom has the unique ability to not only identify new and innovative ideas but more importantly transfer them from theory to practical solutions that solve critical business needs. Tom’s ability to solve these needs is due to the fact that he doesn’t service clients but instead works with them as partners. In my time working with Tom, I’ve always been impressed by how much he cares about his partners and is willing to take the time to learn about their businesses and challenges. This willingness to learn and partner spans from the shop floor to the corner office and allows Tom to deliver meaningful and lasting change for his partners.
— Bill Matthias, VP of Finance, Knauf Insulation NA
“Tom’s key asset is his ability to quickly break down complex problems, identify business risks, assess business value and provide actionable and practical recommendations. I consider him a trusted advisor who truly partners with his clients.”
— Ken Johnsen, CIO, Energy and Transportation Group at Caterpillar Inc.