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Collaborative Leadership Team hires ACIO, Thomas Auld, from University of Minnesota

WAYZATA, MN Today, Collaborative Leadership Team (CLT), an Agile and Scrum Consultancy, is pleased to announce the hiring of Thomas (Tom) Auld who will be joining Collaborative Leadership Team as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in January. In addition to COO duties, Tom will work with Clients as an Agile Coach & Trainer.

For the last 25 years, Tom has been a servant leader in the Twin Cities IT landscape as both a Consultant and an employee. Most recently, Tom completed his tenure as the Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) at the University of Minnesota. As ACIO Tom was accountable for strategic enterprise initiatives such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Enterprise Data Warehouse, CRM, and Enterprise Asset Management. In addition, Tom supported the creation of Agile teams and coached University Leaders on the value of using Agile principles to deliver capabilities for Students, Researchers, Teachers, Staff, and Minnesota residents.

Prior to the University of Minnesota, Tom was a Principal Engagement Manager for a national consulting firm. He had the privilege of delivering strategic capabilities for world-class organizations such as Target, Medtronic, Best Buy, General Mills, and TCF Bank.

As an IT Manager at Boston Scientific, Tom, built an Agile team to establish the Data Warehouse that delivered key analytics to the Sales and Finance organizations.

Angela Johnson, President and Founder of Collaborative Leadership Team, knows Tom shares CLT’s vision for the Agile framework in all aspects of Business, Software, and Product Development. “Conversations around Agile are more frequently happening in the C-Suite. Tom has the experience as an Agile practitioner and executive sponsoring Agile teams to help organizations transform the way they produce value for their Customer”

CLT Partner, Agile Coach and Trainer, Christian Antoine adds “We look forward to Tom joining the team, and what that means for company growth. Tom improves our consulting, training, and coaching offerings to help our clients make real change in how they approach work.”

Tom is an experienced speaker and presenter. At DreamForce 2016, Tom, along with other University CRM Leaders, delivered a presentation titled “ROI is King” to a full house of Higher Education Leaders looking for guidance on how to make the most of their CRM investment.

For additional information on Tom’s new role in the Collaborative Leadership Team or to have him speak to your organization, please visit


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