Founder of the Virtuous LEadership™System
Alexandre Havard is the Co-Founder and serves as Vice Chair for the Virtuous Leadership Institute in North America. Mr. Havard was born in France, and is a graduate of one of France’s leading law schools, and worked as a lawyer throughout Europe. Mr. Havard has been invited to many international forums to defend the dignity of the human person.
In 2004, Alexandre Havard founded the European Center for Leadership Development (ECLD), and in 2007, he founded the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute (HVLI). Since 2007, Mr. Havard has been living and working in Paris, Helsinki, and Moscow, and regularly travels to the United States. He oversees the Virtuous Leadership Institute international network and offer Virtuous Leadership™seminars and courses internationally, to business executives, educators, public officials, and MBA students and consults with some of the largest international corporations around the world.
Alexandre Havard is the author of Virtuous Leadership, An Agenda for Personal Excellence, and Created for Greatness- The Power of Magnanimity. Both books have been translated into 20 languages.
Co-Founder & CEO
Mr. Thomas is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Virtuous Leadership Institute. He has been in business, and the healthcare industry for 30 years, as co-founder and president of two previous medical equipment services companies. Past companies include C.L. Thomas Associates, Inc., a sales agency and Thomas Medical, a full-service hospital medical equipment rental company. In 2007, Mr. Thomas negotiated and led the successful sale of Thomas Medical to RecoverCare, the third largest national provider of specialty medical equipment.
In 2009, Mr. Thomas founded Medsales Advisors, Inc., a company focused on providing consulting, sales and strategic access to leading medical device manufacturers. Past clients include Stryker Corporation, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Mr. Thomas is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland, and currently serves as an Affiliate Instructor at Loyola University Maryland’s Executive MBA Program.
Cameron M. THompson
Executive Vice President & Director of Education
Cameron Thompson is the Executive Vice President and Director of Education at the Virtuous Leadership Institute. Trained as an anthropologist and organizational psychologist, Mr. Thompson worked in the education sector for 10 years, during which time he served as Dean of Students and as organizational development consultant for the Chesterton Schools Network. Over the past decade, Mr. Thompson has worked with individuals and organizations to develop innovative approaches to character formation and leadership training, and has assisted in the creation of leadership develop programs in several institutions of higher education.
Mr. Thompson is close to completing a Doctorate in Human & Organizational Psychology, and has his Master’s in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas. In 2010 he began the development of the first comprehensive and systematic approach to Human Formation in seminaries, and speaks regularly on topics of character development and Virtuous Leadership. Cameron Thompson is the author of the Handbook of Human Formation: A Resource for the Cultivation of Character, and co-author of the Daily Structured Journal: A 30 Day Journey to a Better You.
Chair of the Board
Phil Brach is the Assistant Dean of the School of Business and Economics and an Adjunct Lecturer for the Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America. He began his career with Mobil Oil in their downstream marketing operations. In 1995, Dean Brach became a marketing strategy consultant for Ernst and Young. He left Ernst and Young in 1996 to help found the SQAD Company, of which he then became the Vice President and CFO. During his time there, he was awarded three patents for innovative marketing inventions.
Dean Brach sold his stake in the SQAD Company and turned his skills and energy towards the non-profit sector. Since 1999 he has worked in various educational ventures from inner-city youth achievement centers to catholic secondary and higher education institutions.
In his current role as Assistant Dean, he oversees resource development and external relations for the school. Dean Brach, the father of nine children, resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife Liz.