James Tastard_EAB

James Tastard, Ph.D.

Founder & Executive Coach, High Performance Network

Industry: Technology | Energy | Healthcare

James Tastard is a business executive, and leader with 30 years experience in global technology, energy, and healthcare sectors. James' executive experience extends from established to start-up organizations undergoing major growth, cost-cutting, merger, acquisition or divestment or lead the company’s HR function. His broad areas of expertise include international projects from greenfield and brownfield regions and programs to production, services, and development. Domestic and global expatriate executive experience in leadership development, business analytics, improvement of organizational and people performance, human resources, organization and people strategy, organizational culture development and performance management. During his career James has successfully recruited, selected, on-baorded, coached, and promoted over 10,000 employees and 3,000 leaders globally.

James is the inaugural Chair of the Executive Advisory Board for High Performance Network, the premier leadership development network for current and emerging leaders from first-line supervisors to executive management and board leaders.  

Throughout his career, James has held significant leadership and executive positions with Geokinetics Inc, Freeport LNG, Statoil (now Equinor), Aker Solutions, ABB and CF Braun. He has lived and worked in North and South America, Europe, Russia, Middle East, South East Asia, and Africa.

James is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from Human Capital Strategy, Women in Leadership, Performance Management, Empowering Women and Millennials within your Organizational Culture, Leadership Development, HR in the M&A Process, Leadership and Technology and topics related to digitalization, business analytics to improve organizational and people performance.

James Tastard lives in Houston, Texas, married with two boys. He holds bachelors,’ masters’, doctorate degrees and professional certifications in human resources, leadership, communications, business and management.