Accelerating Your Career Advancement

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

In today’s world, progressing along your desired career path is challenging and time-consuming, and yet can be incredibly rewarding. In this CareerCast, corporate executive turned executive recruiter Thomas Linquist will share his insights on the ins and outs of career advancement in a highly competitive global landscape.

Aired November 15, 2007

Tom Linquist is a consultant in the Chicago office of Egon Zehnder International. He serves clients as a member of both the Energy Practice Group and the Financial Services Practice Group. Tom has a diverse industry background.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, he was a senior manager at Accenture, where he provided strategic, financial, and performance management consulting to energy and utility clients. Before Accenture, Linquist was vice president of finance for Peoples Energy Corporation, where he was responsible for the company’s treasury functions, finance of Peoples’ regulated local gas distribution company, and its diversified companies including power generation and oil and gas. He also led the financial aspects of Peoples’ M&A activities including power generation asset M&A and corporate M&A.

Prior to joining Peoples, he was vice president of ABN AMRO’s Power & Infrastructure Group, where he was responsible for advising clients and arranging domestic and international project and acquisition financings in the energy and water resources industries. Prior to joining ABN AMRO, Linquist was a construction project and environmental engineer with Shell Oil Company.

Tom has an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a BS in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He is also an Illinois Certified Public Accountant.

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