40 Under 40 2016: Thomas Mitchell, Wunderman

Thomas Mitchell, VP, analytics, Wunderman, 37

Thomas Mitchell is a hands-on analytics leader with an extensive technical background in applied analytics and business reporting across a variety of platforms and industries. Mitchell, who reports to the C-level executive management team, has progressive leadership experience with emphasis on cross-functional team development.

He is passionate about building high-performing teams, operational excellence, and strategic consultation for internal and external stakeholders.

What has been your proudest career accomplishment to date?

Building a strong, high ROI team while at The Dallas Morning News, and helping it embrace data-driven decision making.

What’s the best piece of advice you can give to future 40 Under 40 honorees?

Instead of running away from a bad fit, focus on vetting and running to opportunities where you can contribute, learn, and grow.

What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years?

Continue to grow as a leader and manager, drive high-impact solutions for our clients, and empower and mentor the next generation of leaders in our organization.

What is one interesting fact about you that few people know?

I almost left the corporate world to run my own martial arts school in my 20s.

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