Tom Willingham is the President of The Hampton Group, an Operations and Management Consulting Firm he founded in 2003 to help middle market companies in Southern California achieve superior performance levels.
He has leveraged his engineering and finance skills into a career that has included roles as a Plant Manager, Controller, Consultant with Deloitte & Touche, General Manager, and VP Operations before founding The Hampton Group. With his combination of skills, Tom is able to quickly identify the unique challenges within a business’s People, Processes, and Strategy then function as CXO (Chief Execution Officer) to address issues facing the CFO and COO suites.
Tom has advised clients including hospitals, banks, manufacturers and distributors, service providers and non-profit organizations on understanding how their operational processes drive financial results then established Key Performance Indicators to sustain improvements.
As a former triathlete and collegiate swimmer, Tom’s competitive spirit guides him as he specializes in driving waste out of manufacturing and office processes. He has worked with over 100 facilities and thousands of employees in industries from aerospace to vitamins implementing Lean Six Sigma concepts, and conducting Rapid Improvement Workshops that identify low or no-cost solutions. As a leader in the growing field of Strategy Execution Management, he assists clients in bridging the gap between Planning and Execution by aligning employee goals with organizational strategy and driving accountability to achieve results.
Tom believes in giving back to the community and is a Director at Southland Credit Union, Governing Board Member at the Los Alamitos Medical Center, Finance Committee Chairman at the Los Altos YMCA, Finance and Endowment Committee Chairman at Belmont Heights UMC.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Tom holds his MBA in Finance/Consulting and MS Industrial and Systems Engineering degrees from the University of Southern California and a BS Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois.