Aspirant Strengthens Client Capability with Hiring of CPG Executive Tom Leeker as Chief Client Officer
Aspirant, a global management and technology consulting firm, today announced the hiring of Tom Leeker as its Chief Client Officer (CCO). Leeker is an award-winning executive within the CPG industry, having spent the previous eight years as GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Vice President for the Walmart and Sam’s Club business.
In this role, he will serve as a trusted advisor to Aspirant clients as well as provide capabilities for companies in the market. Leeker will also be a key member of the executive leadership team, reporting to Aspirant CEO Mike McClaine.
“Client focus is the core of our success at Aspirant, which is why I’m so excited for Tom to join us. His proven ability to cultivate lasting customer relationships will align perfectly with our organization,” said Mike McClaine. “While working together at GSK, I saw firsthand the effectiveness of Tom’s transparent and empowering leadership. I look forward to him reinforcing Aspirant’s high-performing culture with both internal and client teams.”
CEO Mike McClaine and CCO Tom Leeker discuss why he joined Aspirant and what they look to accomplish together.
Tom Leeker added, “Aspirant’s innovative approach to consulting is resonating with the market, as proven by the company’s exponential growth. Having used consultants throughout my career, the solutions aren’t always apparent, while Aspirant provides clear differentiation through their integrated expertise, lean delivery teams, and unique tools like the virtual, AI-based Digital Discovery®. Combine this with a culture built on core values, and the result is a company that I am excited to join!”
In his prior GSK Vice President position, Leeker doubled the business portfolio and earned his team recognition with Supplier of the Year Awards for Omni Channel Excellence and Outstanding Customer Focus. Additional roles included Vice President of Corporate Development and Director of Sales for the CVS business. Leeker also led teams through multiple prescription (Rx) to over-the-counter (OTC) switches as well as various mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and reorganizations.
Aspirant hiring Leeker is a continuation of the company’s evolution and expansion of capabilities to meet market needs. Earlier this year, the organization announced the integration of Newton Talent and acquired TASE Labs, both of which are now operating as new practices within the company.”
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