Chief Talent and Learning Officer
Jeff Strese serves as Chief Talent and Learning Officer at Tolleson Wealth Management. His focus is on the strategic design and implementation of human capital initiatives, learning systems, and family learning programs that focus on the well-being of client families. He serves as a strategic business partner to senior leaders and all lines of business to improve organizational effectiveness and employee engagement. He also works alongside advisory teams and provides facilitation and coaching support with clients on family dynamics to help with generational transition issues. Jeff sits on the firm’s Executive Committee and leads the Family Learning Committee.
Formally the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Southern Methodist University, he continues to teach in SMU’s Cox School of Business, Executive Education Program as an adjunct instructor where his courses focus on human capital strategy and leadership. Jeff completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of North Texas in psychology and clinical counseling.
Early in his career, he held a private practice in marriage and family counseling as a Licensed Professional Counselor before transitioning into organizational development work and executive coaching. He is currently a member of the Teach For America – DFW Advisory Board and its Executive Committee.