Tom Merrill is a Master Facilitator at ExperiencePoint and has facilitated sessions for Microsoft, Cisco Systems, State Farm Insurance, Nationwide Insurance, Watson Scientific, Exelon, Bayer Pharmaceuticals and other Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining ExperiencePoint, Tom was a professor and the Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives, Innovation and Strategic Planning at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Xavier University Center for Innovation (CFI) works with students, faculty and staff across the university to help bring new ideas to life, adapt to change, develop new products and systems and serve as a conduit to the regional startup ecosystem.
Dynamic, engaging and insightful, Tom Merrill welcomes every audience with a warm style that inspires participants to learn. An active composer and conductor, Tom finds that his formal training in music offers a unique perspective on creativity, human-centered design and innovation.
Tom also has a passion for cooking and, when he has time, loves to prepare multi-course meals for friends and family. Tom lives with his wife, Theresa, in Cincinnati, Ohio.