Tom Tonkin
Tom Tonkin, Ph.D., MS
Senior Principal, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services, Cornerstone OnDemand

Dr. Tonkin is an executive in Professional Services and Software Sales arena and has over 25 years of business and technology experience. He is currently serving as Principal Consultant, Change Management, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services.  Prior to joining CSOD,  Dr. Tonkin was the CEO and Co-Founder of the Sales Conservatory where he specialized in helping sales leaders that have revenue generation responsibility between $5M and $1B and are looking for a trusted advisor to guide them to materially increase revenue over the next 24 months.

He spent a major part of his career at Oracle Corporation, 19 years.  He was the Senior Director of the Sales Performance Group in Oracle’s Global Sales Academy. Dr. Tonkin has also served in various leadership roles at Oracle in both Sales and Consulting, across midsize and enterprise customers, in North America and global capacities. His industry background includes Insurance, Criminal Justice and Telecommunications with a focus on software and systems integration.  Dr. Tonkin holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) as well as a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, with honors, with a focus on Leadership and Management from Regis University (Denver, CO). Dr. Tonkin holds multiple business certifications, and is a leadership expert.  Dr. Tonkin is also an award winning researcher and author, speaking at leadership and business conferences where he also presents throughout the year at conferences such as the International Leadership Association and the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines.

In addition, Dr. Tonkin is also an Adjunct Professor at the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University where he teaches Leadership in Organizations, Organizational Behavior and various other leadership and management courses. He lives in Castle Rock, Colorado, a little town half way between Denver and Colorado Springs.  He is married to Jeannie and has three children, Erin, Ryan and Alex.  On the weekend you can see him playing on the worship team at church.  He loves to run, cycle and spend time with family.