Tom Fries brings a systematic approach to Strengths Consulting using an engineering background tempered with years of checklists flying aircraft around the world. Having worked in various companies and observed various business approaches, Tom sees the engagement and wellbeing of individuals as the key to the success of any enterprise.

Tom is currently a manager with a utility company leading a department of employees tasked with safety of operations, emergency operations, and risk reduction. Previously he worked as a technical program manager with a large engineering contractor and prior to that Tom served in the Marine Corps for 22 years as an F/A-18 pilot. During his Marine Corps career, Tom held multiple leadership positions during various duties- building teams and units to achieve full capabilities and readiness.

Tom holds a Master of Science in Executive Leadership (MSEL) degree from the University of San Diego, a Master’s degree in Military Studies from Marine Corps University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Temple University. He also is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Tom resides with his wife and four children in San Diego and enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.


Strengths:  Responsibility, Consistency, Relator, Belief, Context

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