Drumm McNaughton

President & CEO, The Change Leader, Inc.
Fallbrook, CA, United States

About Drumm


Drumm McNaughton, Ph.D., FIMC, makes good organizations great through holistic, collaborative, values-based approaches to strategy, people, processes and performance. Over the course of his career he has added $400 million to organizations’ bottom lines.

A recognized thought leader in organizational redesign and change, he transforms education and government organizations, and large and mid-cap companies, and has worked with organizations that include the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, King Saud University, Chapman University, Trident University, Los Angeles Unified School District, U.S. Air Force Reserve, U.S. Navy, Government of Guam; and a number of the Fortune 500.

He has held positions that include Chief Operating Officer for two high-tech startups; eCommerce Manager for Dell Computer; and Senior Consultant for Computer Sciences Corporation. Prior to his business career, he was a Naval Officer and Pilot.
He served as Secretary for the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) and Chair / CEO of the Institute of Management Consultants USA, the standards bodies for management consultants and firms. During his tenure, he was responsible for developing the organizations’ strategies, as well as the training of over 1000 consultants through his founding the IMC USA Academy for Professional Development, developing IMC USA’s Consulting Competency Framework against with consultants are assessed for the Certified Management Consultant® certification, and developing the global certification for management consulting firms.

In recognition of his work, he was honored as a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC), 1 of only 54 awardees, and named Chair Emeritus, the only person so recognized.

Dr. McNaughton has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, CBS MoneyWatch, Fast Company, Consulting Magazine, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Christian Science Monitor, and has written multiple articles on organizational change, consulting, and human transformation. He has also appeared on Time-Warner Television, has been a guest on numerous radio shows, and is published in a number of magazines and academic journals.

Dr. McNaughton holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Human & Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate University, and a B.S. in Physics from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a Faculty Lead (Department Chair) at Trident University in their MBA program. He also has taught for Central Michigan and Chapman Universities.



Areas of Expertise

Organization Change, Organization Redesign, Culture & Change, Executive & Leadership Coach, executive and board member candidate

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