Our history dates back to our founding in 2005 by CEO Bob Briggs, but our experience goes beyond; PeopleWorks’ team averages 20 years as practitioners/senior leaders. From our experience, we found the best way to find the cracks in your company’s foundation and we created tools to assist in that diagnosis.
PeopleWorks has noticed that, regardless of the task or industry, leaders and managers face the same challenges. Having worked with companies like Toyota, Coca-Cola, and EOG Resources, PeopleWorks is able to take proven tactics from each industry and apply it to the others. Following the old adage, PeopleWorks sees the forest for the trees, and we can pinpoint the weak trees and the strong ones, providing a fruitful result.
Before founding PeopleWorks in 2005, Bob Briggs had over twenty years of executive-level experience with highly successful Fortune 500 companies. He has been a member of the Executive Committee and played a key role in an organization winning the Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award. He also has start-up and turnaround experience along with extensive mergers and acquisitions background.
He has led as Chief Operations Officer, a start-up technology, software and consulting company, took it public and grew it to be a premier player in their market segment. The company sustained a 45% annual growth rate over a five-year period and was subsequently sold to a larger enterprise. During this period the company made fifteen successful acquisitions resulting in the organization having an international presence.
As Vice President of Administration for a global reinsurance firm traded on the New York Stock Exchange, he shared the responsibility of establishing a United States presence that has since grown to be a major leader in the industry.
As CEO of PeopleWorks International, a business performance consultancy, he is working with senior management teams in a number of industries to significantly increase profitability through deep culture change, operational efficiency gains, effective execution and human capital strategy development. PWI’s powerful suite of assessment tools allow us to maintain our motto of “we measure first” in order to identify business strengths and gaps and implement targeted improvement strategies to drive profitability and growth.
He and his talented team have been able to transform the way many companies do business by elevating performance and productivity of employees at all levels by developing and implementing fully integrated processes and systems that drive high levels of engagement and continuous improvement.
Bob and his wife, Ann Marie, have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. He is an active member in his community and has served in leadership roles for multiple non-profit and ministry organizations.
Tom oversees PWI’s Operational Excellence and Supply Chain practice with over 25 years of executive leadership team and senior practitioner experience. He has been successful in turning around struggling supply chain organizations by implementing supplier relationship strategies, strategic procurement planning and execution, systems development and implementation, operational procurement, materials management best practices and people development processes.
As Chief Procurement Officer for BP America’s Onshore Operations, he was responsible for over $1.5B in annual spend and led the development and implementation of the supplier stratification strategy, organizational redesign to align to industry market conditions, deflation strategy, simplified the procurement process and executed a significant inventory reduction program.
He holds a B.S. from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from the University of Dallas. He is the current National Materials Subcommittee Chair for the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS), a past director for the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and former assessor for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence and the US President’s Quality Award. Tom also served our country faithfully in the United States Army.
Mike has over thirty years of leadership experience in the consulting, medical, technology and health/wellness management industries. He has founded and/or served as CEO or Managing Partner of six organizations throughout the course of his career.
At PeopleWorks, Michael has served in a senior role within our Organizational Surveys and Assessments practice and has worked closely with senior leaders and their teams to execute effective assessments and implement improvements. He has also been a dynamic consulting lead in all areas of client relations, technology, data management, strategic communication, marketing, web development and leadership training.
He has led the development and enhancement of our systematic assessments in the areas of employee satisfaction, engagement, organizational health, customer loyalty and union vulnerability to assist senior leaders in measuring performance and implementing efficient improvement plans to sustain long-term growth. Mike has served as project manager on large assessment projects and is passionate about helping leaders strengthen their teams and facilitate actionable plans to increase leadership effectiveness and profitability.
He is a Certified Program Director for the American College of Sports Medicine and has served on their certification board. He has spoken publicly in front of large audiences across the country on leadership, technology, sports medicine and numerous business and medical topics. Mike is an accomplished author, thought leader and has been published in over ten professional publications. Some of his training videos have been viewed in more than 50 countries around the world.
Mike holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Washington. He enjoys time with his family, traveling, golf and serving as an Elder at Pinnacle Church. He has founded and served as Director for two non-profit organizations, including the first cardiac rehabilitation organization in the state of Texas, The Dallas Cardiac Institute.
Tom is a results-driven professional with diverse experience in sales, marketing and P&L leadership. He has a strong record of success in driving improvements in revenues, market share and profitability and leading organizational change. Throughout his corporate track record, he had a strong commitment to culture management and organizational health as a path to sustainable business success.
As a senior partner at PeopleWorks, Tom advises executives and their teams to help drive improvement and execution in the areas of organizational culture management, sales and marketing, P&L performance, overall strategy development and customer relationship management. With a diverse business background covering all facets of operations, Tom is able to assist leaders in leveraging strengths, identifying improvement opportunities and providing proven change practices to drive results. He has extensive background and leadership experience in sales & marketing, distribution, manufacturing, dealer operations, financial merchandising, capital asset leasing and brand portfolio management.
Prior to joining PeopleWorks, Tom spent more than 20 years at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, a multi-billion dollar international conglomerate with sales of over $4 billion, most recently serving as Vice President of Retail Operations. As Vice President, he led the company’s wholly owned dealerships with over 500 team members spread across 17 sites in 10 states. He established KPI’s and accountabilities across four platforms, focused on process improvements, tighter OpEX control and top graded sales teams resulting in improved operating profit and cashflow. Operations were able to achieve a targeted growth rate of 7% in a mature market and industry.
During his tenure, Tom also launched organizational health initiatives with defined culture and values guidelines for accountability. He is passionate about helping leaders build people-driven cultures with the ability to scale and sustain business success. He also has successful experience in mergers and acquisitions, CRM implementation and effectiveness, marketing and sales training, fleet sales and services and channel development. Tom has an MBA from the University of Houston, a BBA from the University of Kentucky and a Channel Management Certification from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Matt has over 12 years of leadership experience in fast paced, high production environments. He has more than eight years of strategic, operational and organizational consulting experience serving senior leaders and their teams at some of the most well-respected manufacturing, energy and hospitality organizations in the world like Toyota, Mitsubishi, Coca-Cola and EOG Resources.
He has led teams to achieve the successful development and implementation of a wide range of strategic change projects that have had a significant impact on profitability and growth. Specific areas of expertise include organizational culture, business process improvement/redesign, quality management, customer loyalty initiatives, leadership development, and sales and marketing strategy.
Recently, Matt designed and implemented the leadership development strategy for emerging leaders for a Fortune 500 industry leader. He has also led the PeopleWorks Team in the development of the PWI Culture Alignment Assessment™, a comprehensive tool that helps organizations assess their cultural health around five Culture Leading Indicators (CLI’s) in order to identify opportunities to drive employee engagement, customer loyalty, growth and profitability. He also has extensive experience in the criteria for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the American Society for Quality (ASQ.)
Matt is a graduate and former letter winner of Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation. He enjoys time with his family, serving his community, and outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and golf. Matt is a certified leadership coach and also serves on the Board of Directors for The Source for Women, a non-profit, comprehensive Women’s Health Center, with locations in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.
Adam Tarnow is a Partner with PeopleWorks focused on leadership development, team execution and executive coaching. He is arguably one of the most talented facilitator, speaker, trainers you will come across today. He grew up in the Washington D.C. area and graduated with an accounting degree from Clemson University. Adam has over 15 years of leadership experience in corporate America, private practice and non-profit. Before consulting and coaching, Adam worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, The Neiman Marcus Group, BKD CPAs & Advisors and in full-time ministry for a large church in Dallas, TX.
At PeopleWorks, he drives everything training and development for our team and clients. Some clients he has served include Veritex Bank, KBI Biopharma, Mitsubishi, Tacala Companies and Chick-fil-a. In the fall of 2022, he released his first book with co-author David Morrison, The EDGE: How to Stand Out by Showing You’re All In. A business workplace book that targets the next generation of emerging leaders and is also a fantastic resource for those leading and coaching them. He teaches extensively on the books content with large and small groups at multiple clients.
He has been married to his wife Jackie since 2003 and has two boys (and one dog). Free time in the Tarnow house typically involves playing, watching, or talking about some type of sport (especially baseball, basketball, or golf).
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Impact 100 clients and 100,000 people by 2026.
Love is instilled by PeopleWorks into its everyday work and circulated with everyone with whom we work. Love leads to honesty and trust in relationships, both personal and business.
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