We are pleased to welcome Tom Thon, Partner, The Ruby Group, as our guest speaker for June 9th.
“30 Seconds Is All You Need!”
Tom Thon is a senior level sales and operations leader, highly experienced in leading field based sales professionals with his leadership skills based in accountability, energy, integrity, professionalism and salesmanship.
His selling and sales management career are based in the Radio and Outdoor media industries. (Roles ranged from Account Executive to Sales Manager to GM to Senior VP) In both businesses, Prospecting, Sales Force Development and Negotiation Techniques were all vital elements to efficient business unit operations–and stand today as equally vital elements to Sandler Training!
Tom has had personal involvement and or corporate responsibility for over one BILLION media dollars in sales during his career. He is an accomplished and versatile communicator in developing customer and co-worker trust–traits that earned him success in driving multi-million dollar growth, delivering profitability and building market share in complex and competitive business climates.
Tom’s leadership style is one of “from the front”. He consistently led sales call activity with his media companies and relishes coaching and developing sales cultures and emerging talent.
Tom earned a BSC in Communication from Ohio University in Athens.
Tom is married to his OU sweetheart Kathleen and they are the proud parents of three grown children. Tom is committed to giving back to the community and has served on the boards of Red Cross, Recreation Unlimited, Red White & Boom, Children’s Hospital Development Board and Secret Santa. He is a past Honorary Chair of the Dublin Irish Festival and recipient with his former radio co-workers of Business First Corporate Caring Award. He currently serves as member of the board and Executive Committee for the Cancer Support Community.