Brad Thomas is Executive Vice President, Human Resources of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. He is a member of Guardian’s Office of the CEO, working closely with executive management on strategic issues and opportunities. In his role, Mr. Thomas has full responsibility for leading all aspects of Guardian’s Human Resources strategy and organization, including succession, compensation, and benefits; recruitment, retention, and engagement of talent; organization development; and performance management.
Mr. Thomas has a background as a senior human resources executive focusing on implementing strategies that directly improve profitability and that create long-term competitive advantages. He has more than 25 years of experience as a human resources executive, holding senior leadership positions at a wide range of public, private, and mutual companies, including CitiGroup, Pepsi-Cola, and General Electric Corporation. Most recently he led the global HR organizations for New York Life Insurance Company and Reader’s Digest on an interim basis.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, Mr. Thomas served as a Captain in the U.S, Marine Corps, where he was the honor graduate of the United State Marine Corps Group Supply Officers Program. He also received an MBA from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of the General Electric Corporate Human Resources Leadership Program.