Dr. Thomas J. Schneider is the President, CEO and Founder of Restructuring Associates Inc. in Washington, DC and is the Chairman and CEO of Schneider (Australia) Consulting Pty. Ltd., based in Melbourne, Australia. He was Partner then Of-Counsel to the law firm of O’Connor & Hannan in Washington, D.C. Dr. Schneider is a member of the Boards of the J. Craig Venter Institute, the Florey Neuroscience Institutes, the National Underground Railway Freedom Center, the Citizens Development Corps (CDC), and the American Australian Educational Leadership Foundation where he is also the treasurer.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Schneider has acted as a management consultant for many of the largest companies and organizations in the USA, Canada and Australia, across industry, government, not-for-profits, and healthcare. He has published widely and lectured around the world on corporate competitiveness, high performance organizations, change management, innovative industrial relations and on biotechnology.
He was a member of the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board from 1994-2000, and was the Science and Technology Policy Advisor for Presidential candidate Bill Clinton in 1992 and for General Wes Clark in 2003-04.
Dr. Schneider received his A.B., magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Oxford University in industrial and organizational sociology.
In 1999 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia “for the leadership in the restructuring of industrial relations in the United States of America.”
He was given the “2009 Outstanding Practitioner Award” by the Labor Employment Relations Association (LERA). Dr. Schneider was designated a “Nationally Recognized Expert” (NRE) by the United States Government, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in October 2009.